非文學類(傳記)
更新日期:
2018-08-21
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Finding Home in the Sicilian Countryside
Tembi Locke
Simon & Schuster
May 2019
318pp
書籍編號:
03-10687
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● 內文簡介

This is a poignant and yet inspirational memoir by actress Tembi Locke who has appeared in over 40 television shows and films – including The Magicians, NCIS: LA, Animal Kingdom and Dumb and Dumber.

In Sicily, it is said that every story begins with a marriage or a death—in Tembi Locke’s case, it is both. A poignant and transporting, cross-cultural love story that explores food, family, and forgiveness set against the lush backdrop of the Italian countryside. It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence, but these young lovers were in for a fight, or rather a series of them. First, to win over his family who didn’t want Saro to marry a black woman, then to adopt their miracle baby, then to fight Saro’s cancer, and finally, there’s Tembi’s fight to rebuild her life after Saro’s death, which involves spending summers in the Sicilian countryside and letting food, family, and forgiveness heal her.

FROM SCRATCH chronicles three summers she spends in Sicily with her daughter, Zoela as she tries to piece together a life without her husband in his tiny hometown hamlet of farmers—people who originally did not accept her because she was African-American. Slowly but surely, her footing in life is renewed at the table of her Sicilian mother-in-law. It’s there that she learns that the slow road through loss is made gentler with the fragrance of fresh oregano pushing through sautéed eggplant. Featuring 6-10 original recipes, From Scratch is for anyone who has dared to reach for big love, fought for what mattered most, and needed a powerful reminder that life is…delicious.

 

● 作者簡介

Tembi Locke is a actress, TEDx speaker. Her talk, What Forty Steps Taught Me About Love and Grief, traces her journey as a cancer caregiver and has been viewed over 40,000 times. Fluent in Italian, she lived in Italy where she met and married her late Italian chef-husband . She is the creative voice behind The Kitchen Widow, a web series and grief support community that has received mentions in The New York Times and The Guardian.

 

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