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Book Review: Feeding Alice - A Love Story by Shelly Schacter

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Feeding Alice - A Love Story by Shelly Schachter

My blog has always been about family, life and the intermingling of crochet into my everyday functioning. For my brother-in-law, Shelly, life is about food; and more importantly, life is about showing his love for his wife with creativity in the kitchen. 

This full-color, self-published book is a feast for the eyes and a smorgasbord of taste-tempting recipes. The life Shelly and Alice have created in picturesque Carmel Valley, California has evolved over many years. The fantasy-like setting and the colorful, seemingly perfect meals that are pictured did not happen magically. Much dirt under the fingernails, sweat on the brow, and experimentation in the kitchen brought this book to fruition.

Shelly is a house-husband who manages the home fires while Alice assumes her high-pressure executive duties. He works the soil caressed by the California sun; he prunes and harvests; he plays in the kitchen. Bolstered by the anticipation of arriving home to not only a beautifully presented but also a deliciously nutritious meal, Alice is grateful and honored by the out-pouring of love she receives daily from Shelly.

Honoring Alice further, Shelly has dedicated some space in the book to highlight her creative niche: quilt-making. Together, they have forged an idyllic life in the enchanted setting which they built to nurture and nourish each other.

Filled with simply unique recipes, you will find this vibrant book not only useful, but also inspirational. You’ll be motivated to reach out of your comfort zone when it comes to cooking, and you’ll want to reach for someone to love in your own way.
Copyright 2013
Purchase your copy here

I know I'll be eating more tofu because I now have some inspiring recipes to follow!


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