Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food

Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food

From her Italian American childhood through singlehood, raising and feeding a growing family, divorce, and a new marriage to food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal. Growing up, she tasted love in her grandmother?s tomato sauce and dreamed of her mother?s special-occasion Fancy Lady Sandwiches. Later, the kitchen became the heart From her Italian American childhood through singlehood, raising and feeding a growing family, divorce, and a new marr...

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Title:Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food
Author:Ann Hood
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:0393249506
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food Reviews

  • Crystal King
    Oct 01, 2018
    I'm a sucker for any book about food and this one was no exception. Hood's latest is a dip into her life and her loves and this collection of essays and recipes will be sure to warm your soul. Make sure you don't read on an empty stomach or you'll come away from the page with a deep ab...
  • Melissa
    Feb 16, 2019
    I might have to buy this one so I can have the recipes. ...
  • Ren
    Aug 20, 2018
    This book has been bringing equal parts joy and tears to my eyes and I?m sad I finished it (although I already made her/Laurie Colwin?s tomato pie, which closes the book in the most lovely, poignant story and also helps to heal what ails you). I never would have appreciated her wri...
  • Idarah
    Mar 29, 2019
    I love this woman. https://ginghampanda.blogspot.com/201... ...
  • Lesa
    Dec 02, 2018
    Ah, Ann Hood. I know she's written other books, and I've read other ones, but I identified with her memoir/essay collection Morningstar: Growing Up with Books. Now, she has given us a memoir about another essential part of her life. Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food includ...
  • Diane
    Mar 24, 2019
    Part memoir, part culinary delight, author Ann Hood shares, in essay format, tidbits about her life, growing up in Rhode Island in an Italian family and the loves in her life. In adulthood, the former airline stewardess and author moved some 14 times in 15 years yet describes hersel...
  • Robin
    Jun 02, 2018
    I was fortunate to read a very early copy of this and absolutely loved it. It's a fabulous companion to her previous book, MORNINGSTAR: Growing Up With Books. More review to come. Publishing date: December 2018 Thanks to WW Norton for the advanced reading copy. ...
  • Ginny
    Jan 05, 2019
    Love, love, loved this book of essays that try and sum up the life and memories that make up Ann Hoods life. Growing up in a Catholic, Italian family in the east, Hood brings you into all the things that made her the writer she is today. The good, the bad, the sad and all the happiness...
  • Kate  TerHaar
    Oct 10, 2018
    What powerful memories food evokes. I loved reading Ann's stories about some of the food and recipes that meant so much to her. Each chapter ends with the recipe that the story refers to. Some of these recipes stirred up my own memories of growing up and made me smile and realize the...
  • Rebecca
    Nov 21, 2018
    Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for an advance e-galley in exchange for an honest review. Anyone who gets nostalgia for a favorite childhood meal, or who remembers events largely by what they ate, will find good company in Ann Hood's memoir. Chapters are set to memories of t...
  • Julie
    Feb 15, 2019
    A warm and engaging writing style drew me in to the heart of Ann's home, her kitchen. I fancy I might try some of her pasta recipes one go these days. ...
  • Melissa
    Jan 12, 2019
    A gem. Thoroughly enjoyed the stories and want to try each and every recipe some day. ...
  • Emily Goenner
    Jan 04, 2019
    A good 3.5 stars for this book--I enjoyed it. I like food memoirs and this one was like sitting down with a friend, sharing stories, repeating each other, identifying with struggles and sharing recipes, all over a cup of tea. Often, food memoirs are pretentious and so "foodie" they are...
  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 06, 2018
    3.5 As with music, I'm sure many of can remember when a particular song was played, food and meals can bring about the same type of memories. Favorite foods from our childhood, comfort food we still crave to this day, maybe even struggling to learn how to cook. Ann takes us through her...
  • Julie  Durnell
    Mar 17, 2019
    A delightful book of essays, ruminations, and recipes! She is very similar to Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking, which I enjoyed just as much. ...
  • Colette
    Feb 22, 2019
    It was ok. I don't cook so while I like her writing, the recipes didn't interest me. ...
  • Tena Edlin
    Feb 15, 2019
    I won this book on a Goodreads Giveaway (my first win... I was so excited!), and I loved every second of reading it. In fact, this book made me want to write, and it made me believe that if my pipe dream of writing a book is ever going to come true, it's going to be a book like this......
  • Melora
    Feb 05, 2019
    I've never read any of Ann Hood's novels, but I very much enjoyed this memoir/recipe book. She tells her family stories well, and several of the recipes look worth trying. Actually, I've already tried one -- her "Chicken Marbella," adapted from The Silver Palate Cookbook -- a few night...
  • Larry H
    Dec 16, 2018
    "First we eat, then we do everything else." ?M.F.K. Fisher Like music, food often has such an indelible role in our memories. Many of us can remember where and when (and in some cases, with whom) we first tried certain foods, and some of us can even remember the meals or dishes w...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Oct 23, 2018
    In the postpartum haze after my daughter was born when I began to pick up books again between diaper changes and during nursing sessions, I found a book called The Obituary Writer. Though all I wanted to do was sleep and eat uninterrupted, I couldn't put the book down and chose to re...
  • Kathy
    Jan 20, 2019
    Kitchen Yarns is part memoir and part recipe exchange. Ann Hood takes the reader on a journey of the various parts of her life along with the food that becomes part of her story. These are her childhood and her grandmother's special recipes or her mom's fancy sandwiches. There are meal...
  • Diane Barnes
    Dec 09, 2018
    Perfect light reading for a busy time. Essays on the importance of food, family and friends. With recipes, none of which are fancy or complicated. I intend to try the tomato pie very soon. ...
  • Janet
    Jan 03, 2019
    I wanted to read this book via #NetGalley but I was not approved -- nonetheless, here is my review from a purchased copy. #yourloss :-) From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. In this warm collection of personal e...
  • Carol
    Jan 12, 2019
    Very quick and easy read. Ann tells stories of being a child/college student/mom/author, and the foods that accompany these memories. Each short piece is followed by the recipe(s), all fairly simple and mostly what I would call comfort foods. Her style of writing is warm and makes me w...
  • Les
    Mar 17, 2019
    Actual rating: 4.5/5 I loved everything about this highly readable collection of culinary essays by Ann Hood! I have so many Post-It flags marking recipes that I'd like to try that I've decided I need to own a copy of this book. Here's a sample of some of the recipes that have pique...
  • JoAnn
    Apr 06, 2019
    Reminiscent of Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking, I enjoyed this almost as much as Hood's earlier memoir, Morningstar: Growing Up With Books. ...
  • Sherrie Howey
    Dec 10, 2018
    The book comprises a series of essays about the author's life and the foods associated with that time period in her life. She taught herself to cook but grew up close to an Italian grandmother whose specialty was gravy (otherwise known as sauce) and gravy was a staple of most of her me...
  • Lisa Miller
    Jan 20, 2019
    This memoir of Ann Hood?s was like ?comfort food? to me. It was nostalgic and enjoyable to read about her life?s most meaningful food memories, with an added bonus of her recipes interspersed. ...
  • Toni
    Oct 09, 2018
    Yummy Cozy 4.5 rounded up to 5 Stars Update: Ann Hood fans: This book just published Dec. 4, 2018. Great read for winter! Kitchen Yarns is a casual memoir with food. Ann Hood recounts her life through its phases of learning to cook and relationships connected to those times. It?...
  • Kerry Ubbing
    Dec 14, 2018
    A warm hearted book - and quick read. Finished it in one day in front of the fire! ...