My Mother’s Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the Meaning of Life

My Mother's Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the Meaning of Life Author Peter Gethers
ISBN-10 0805093303
ISBN-13 9780805093308
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Henry Holt and Co.
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My Mother s Kitchen is a funny moving memoir about a sons discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking people and lovePeter Gethers wants to give his aging mother a very personal and perhaps final gift a spectacular feast featuring all her favorite dishes The problem is although he was raised to love food and wine he doesnt really know how to cook So he embarks upon an often hilarious and always touching culinary journey that will ultimately allow him to bring his mothers friends and loved ones to the table one last time The daughter of a restaurateurthe restaurant was New Yorks legendary RatnersJudy Gethers discovered a passion for cooking in her 50s In time she became a mentor and friend to several of the most famous chefs in America including Wolfgang Puck Nancy Silverton and Jonathan Waxman she also wrote many cookbooks and taught cooking alongside Julia Child In her 80s she was robbed of her ability to cook by a debilitating stroke But illness has brought her closer than ever to her son Peter regularly visits her so they can share meals and he can ask questions about her colorful past while learning her kitchen secrets Gradually his ambition becomes manifest he decides to learn how to cook his mother the meal of her dreams and thereby tell the story of her life to all those who have loved her With his trademark wit and knowing eye Peter Gethers has written an unforgettable memoir about how food and family can do much more than feed usthey can nourish our souls

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