My New Favorite Tool in the Kitchen & In Life!
An Everlasting Meal, Tamar Adler
As I repeat often, the uncanny nature of timing, seems to present itself yet again. Tamar is a soft and quiet woman at first glance, uber talented and quiet lovely in general this magical women and friend, has a new book out that has a direct role in my recent life changes, outlook and direction. Sure its sounds dramatic at first but back to the uncanny nature of timing, time is everything and Tamar’s book came about at a time for me, when I needed not only to read it but to understand, witness and see another woman move the process of book writing which I am about to do. A woman who I think has immeasurable passion for what is essentially the lost art of cooking. She is an incredible writer with extreme eloquence in her prose, which for me is also fascinating as the idea and recognition that a great food writer is essentially also an excellent cooker! She exudes patience in her writing and cooking which has been fascinating to watch and see in her book. Her book is not your everyday book, which for me was extremely alluring, her recipes or one could say lack of them also sparked a great deal if curiosity and fervor in me and the simplicity of the cooking and the techniques were like a revealed secret that has been locked up for way too long. This book and this woman have captured the real spirit of the kitchen while pairing it with life and the learning one receives while out there learning. Her exotic world travels seep into all angles of the book and fit comfortably in even the most conservative of recipes or techniques. Her book both inspired and allowed me to see the kitchen differently, again the timing of my eyes viewing differently due to my own recent growth, fits perfectly into this path she has laid for me with the basics that we so often forget. Her book for me was essentially a metaphor for life, in that it is relatively simple but does require a few tricks, techniques, order, creativity and above all a bit more salt and oil!
Her book came to me at a time I am embarking on my own book which I can only hope shows my readers who I essentially am as much as hers did for her. I am quite a busy lady and find myself getting bored easily with many of the food books and cookbooks out there on the market these days, most are regurgitated versions of the same thing, most come from a place where money was the object of desire not passion for food, so I found her book refreshing and wished it was longer. She proves that being incredibly talented and creative both in and out of the kitchen is possible with focus, determination and above all a graceful patience that I am extremely envious of!
Buy the book, it is incredible and essential for every foodie’s library!
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