By Keith Dixon
A touching, insightful and uplifting memoir, entire with greater than forty recipes, that recounts a 12 months within the lifetime of a brand new dad or mum studying to cook dinner for three.
Keith Dixon’s ardour was once cooking. For years, he sustained himself via tricky days through dreaming concerning the lavish recipes he was once going to try while he bought home—Thai curries, Indian raitas, Sichuan noodles. All that modified while his daughter, Gracie, used to be born 5 weeks early, at simply 4 kilos. Keith and his spouse, Jessica, tailored to existence with a infant as all mom and dad do: strolling round in a nap disadvantaged haze, attempting to bond with Gracie and meet the wishes of this new individual of their lives—all whereas facing the overpowering worry that they have been going to catastrophically fail of their new roles. After Gracie turned part of their kin, Keith now not had time to prepare dinner the way in which he as soon as knew; while he did locate time to make anything, he realized the demanding manner that his daughter woke simply to the easiest kitchen noise, and shortly learned that if he sought after his kinfolk to consume good, he was once going to need to discover ways to cook dinner far and wide again.
Based on 3 well known articles within the New York Times, Cooking for Gracie is a memoir of the 1st yr of Gracie’s lifestyles, as Keith learns to cook dinner for three—discovering what it ability to be a father whereas nonetheless preserving directly to what made him who he was once sooner than his daughter got here alongside. Keith and Jessica’s hilarious and poignant struggles to regulate to lifestyles with a infant will resonate with new mom and dad; foodies’ mouths will water over the tempting nutrition Keith creates; novice chefs will chuckle at his missteps within the kitchen—and it’s simply very unlikely to not fall in love with the cute Gracie.
A significantly acclaimed novelist, Keith Dixon displays on meals, parenting, and cooking with either humor and reverence, and stocks the scrumptious, available mum or dad- and family-friendly recipes he chanced on alongside the way in which. fantastically written and compulsively readable, Cooking for Gracie is an impossible to resist and unforgettable tale, for foodies and fogeys alike, of a kin of 3 studying to discover their method together
KEITH DIXON has been at the employees of the New York instances for seventeen years. he's additionally the writer of 2 novels: The artwork of Losing—which got starred stories in either Kirkus and Booklist and used to be named “Editor’s Choice” by way of the Philadelphia Inquirer—and Ghostfires, named one of many 5 most sensible first novels of 2004 by means of Poets & Writers magazine.
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