A noted entrepreneur, food writer and recipe developer serves up an evocative adventure story of her quest for love, God, and the perfect persimmon pudding.
Hunger comes to us in many forms, writes Lia Huber--we long to be nourished physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Nourished: A Memoir of Faith, Food, and Enduring Love (with Recipes) invites readers on Huber's search for a sustenance that could heal her body and soul, and define the trajectory of her life.
She begins her quest with an Anthony Bourdain moment in a Guatemalan village: she's slipping fresh vegetables into a communal pot of soup she's cooking up for chronically undernourished children. Village grannies look on disapprovingly... until the kids come back for more. From there, Huber takes readers to the island of Corfu where she learns the joys of simple food and familial love; to a Costa Rican jungle (by way of an 8,000 mile road trip) where she finds hope and healing; and finally to California's wine country where she discovers her calling to nourish others.
Along the way, Huber treats readers to scrumptious meals and the necessary ingredients for 'whole life' well-being.