I learned the lesson a long time ago that food was love. If I could draw for you a big, loopy heart and type the word food smack dab in the middle of it, you’d get how I feel.
Food = Love
Food is a friend. Food makes the good times great, and the bad times suck just a little less. Pretty sure this feeling is hereditary and passed down from family to family, with the exception of those crazy families who consider food fuel for the body. A method to keep your metabolism cranking and calories burning.
Or maddening… you choose.
When a book has the ability to capture food, love, and friendship in such a way, and oh, make the main character grow and change that is both cringe-worthy and admirable at the same time? Well, that’s just magic.
I introduce to you Life from Scratch, by Melissa Ford.
I am pretty sure I heard about this from Modern Mrs. Darcy for a Kindle Deal… last year, and quickly downloaded it. I never got around to reading it before this past weekend, and once I started, I couldn’t put it down.
I l-o-v-e any book with a major transformation in the main character. It just always gives me hope for what could be if I took chances more. Plus, throw in some food, blogging, and a sexy Spaniard and I was hooked.
If you have a chance to add this to your summer reading list, please do so. If you’re in the mood for a funny, quirky, love story that will make you want to cook a fried egg, then this is for you.
Up next: In Twenty Years, by Allison Winn Scotch