"In this joyful and eclectic assortment of recipes and stories, readers can reflect on the flavors, meals, and people who have influenced them, while tasting the metaphorical starts that lead us home."
"Along with the recipes, Kim shares clever variations, poetry, stories about the people who shaped her tastes, and practical advice on cooking."
"The range of flavors is broad and deep..."
“A Mouthful of Stars will immediately draw you into Kim’s culinary journey through the stories she shares of cooks and how they connect with their food. Get ready to be transformed into her world of Flower and Ice, Down-and-Dirty Rice, Tipsy Melons, and more. A Mouthful of Stars is a tasty and thoughtful combination of Zen and gourmet.” (Sara Foster, author "Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen" and "The Foster's Market Cookbook)
“Kim Sunée is one of the most compelling memoirists writing today, and on top of that, she is a gifted cook. I want to follow her everywhere she goes, reflect on every thought in this moving story, and make a meal of A Mouthful of Stars. I loved being immersed in the context of each recipe, and was impressed by how effortlessly Kim can transport dishes from near, far, and wide to her own kitchen and into ours.” (Martha Rose Shulman, food columnist for the "New York Times" and author "The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking")
"The book is a delicious package, invitingly designed and photographed." (Susan Chang, Boston Globe)
“There is a big difference between traveling to escape and traveling to discover. A Mouthful of Stars is a book that shows the beauty of learning about yourself, the food you eat, the world around you, and the wonderful people at every stop. It’s a poignant voyage through the smart writings and wonderful recipes of Kim Sunée.” (Hugh Acheson, author A New Turn in the South)
“Kim Sunée’s food, life, and writing are the stuff of pure genius. When she cooks, I am hungry, craving not just her food but also the essence of her presence and the mindfulness with which she lives. She has taken recipes from near and far, and served them to us with doses of stylishness, honest ingredients, playful spices, and haunting flavors.” (Suvir Saran, Top Chef Master, author American Masala and Indian Home Cooking)