About Life from Scratch• Hardcover: 336 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic (March 3, 2015)
It was a culinary journey like no other: Over the course of 195 weeks, food writer and blogger Sasha Martin set out to cook—and eat—a meal from every country in the world.
As cooking unlocked the memories of her rough-and-tumble childhood and the loss and heartbreak that came with it, Martin became more determined than ever to find peace and elevate her life through the prism of food and world cultures. From the tiny, makeshift kitchen of her eccentric, creative mother to a string of foster homes to the house from which she launches her own cooking adventure, Martin’s heartfelt, brutally honest memoir reveals the power of cooking to bond, to empower, and to heal—and celebrates the simple truth that happiness is created from within
I found Sasha's memoir fascinating, filled with emotion both heartening and heartbreaking. Her life story is one that horrifies and aggravates the mother in me - no child should have to go through what she did. I admire her for her perseverance and her bravery to push forward in life and be as successful as she currently is.
Sasha peppers her book with fabulous recipes that sets the taste-buds to tingling as you read along.
I highly recommend this book for food fanatics, as well as readers who enjoy a good overcoming story!
About The Author:
SASHA MARTIN is an award-winning writer and blogger who spent almost four years cooking her way around the world. Her work has been featured on NPR (Travel with Rick Steves), Whole Living, Bon Appetit, The Smithsonian, The Huffington Post, CNNgo, and Food52. Her website, Global Table Adventure, is a go-to hub for foodies around the world.Connect with Sasha on Twitter and Facebook.
My thanks to TLC Book Tours for supplying the review copy of this book and including me on the tour.
I was not compensated for my opinion.