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Finding Freedom : a cook's story; remaking a life from scratch / Erin French.

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Douglas Library of Hebron 641.509 FRENCH (Text to phone) 33400148840732 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 05/17/2021

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Formatted Contents Note:
Hope. Bacon and ice cream ; Tapioca and kittens ; We were speeding, we were spoiled ; Days, nights, years in a diner ; Memories of a meatloaf ; The sound of Harleys ; The full boat -- Unity. It better be blue ; Making a mother ; Singing for our supper ; Sawdust and shiny floors ; Amaranth and fried chicken ; Vinalhaven ; Layers of angst -- Prospect. The triangle made of bricks ; The clinking of glasses, the flicker of candles ; Physical, mental, emotional ; Kicking, clawing, falling ; Nineteen steps ; Seventy-two ; Time to go, girl -- Liberty. A gray day in Maine ; Who saved who? ; To the bat cave ; Bittersweet breakup brownies ; Potholes and pavement -- Freedom. Leaves of three ; Take me back ; Starting from scratch ; Women of Waldo ; The awakening of a woman ; A house the color of strawberries ; There's no place like home.
Summary, etc.:
"Long before The Lost Kitchen became a world dining destination with every seating filled the day the reservation book opens each spring, Erin French was a girl roaming barefoot on a 25-acre farm, a teenager falling in love with food while working the line at her dad's diner and a young woman finding her calling as a professional chef at her tiny restaurant tucked into a 19th century mill. This singular memoir-a classic American story-invites readers to Erin's corner of her beloved Maine to share the real person behind the "girl from Freedom" fairytale, and the not-so-picture-perfect struggles that have taken every ounce of her strength to overcome, and that make Erin's life triumphant. In Finding Freedom, Erin opens up to the challenges, stumbles, and victories that have led her to the exact place she was ever meant to be, telling stories of multiple rock-bottoms, of darkness and anxiety, of survival as a jobless single mother, of pills that promised release but delivered addiction, of a man who seemed to offer salvation but in the end ripped away her very sense of self. And of the beautiful son who was her guiding light as she slowly rebuilt her personal and culinary life around the solace she found in food-as a source of comfort, a sense of place, as a way of bringing goodness into the world. Erin's experiences with deep loss and abiding hope, told with both honesty and humor, will resonate with women everywhere who are determined to find their voices, create community, grow stronger and discover their best-selves despite seemingly impossible odds. Set against the backdrop of rural Maine and its lushly intense, bountiful seasons, Erin reveals the passion and courage needed to invent oneself anew, and the poignant, timeless connections between food and generosity, renewal and freedom"-- Provided by publisher.
As a teenager, French fell in love with food while working the line at her dad's diner. She found her calling as a professional chef at her tiny restaurant tucked into a 19th century mill. In her memoir, she opens up to the challenges, stumbles, and victories that have led her to the exact place she was ever meant to be: multiple rock-bottoms; survival as a jobless single mother; pills that promised release but delivered addiction; and nd of the son who was her guiding light as she slowly rebuilt her personal and culinary life around the solace she found in food. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: French, Erin (Chef)
Women cooks > Maine > Biography.
Cooks > Maine > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
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