Hunger comes to us in many forms, writes Lia Huber—we long to be satisfied not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. Nourished invites readers on Huber’s world-roaming search to find the necessary ingredients to nurture all three.
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 Greek island of Corfu, where she learns the joys of simple food and the power of unconditional love; to a Costa Rican jungle house (by way of an 8,000-mile road trip), where she finds hope and healing; and finally to California's wine country, where she steps into the person she was meant to be and discovers her calling to nourish others.
|Publisher:||The Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)|
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Table of Contents
Part I Seeds
1 The Summer That Changed Everything 3
2 Bread and Wine 18
3 Hungry for What? 29
4 New Flavors 41
5 I Am Alive 56
6 The Gringo Mobile 68
7 Peeling Back the Layers 83
8 Treasure Hunts 96
9 The Jungle House 106
Part II Roots
10 Another Kind of Communion 125
11 "When Someone Ask, I Give" 138
12 Yo, Lo Creo 151
13 Italian Lessons 164
14 In the Fallow Time 177
15 Always the Alternate Path 188
16 Return to Corfu 197
Part III Starts
17 Call of the Wild 213
18 Her Name Is Noemi 224
19 Redefining Contentment 235
20 Real Food in Real Life (with Baby) 244
21 It's All Connected 256
Part IV Fruit
22 Surrender 275
23 Come to the Table 286
Afterword: Volunteers 297
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a pleasure to read through this inspiring book of memories and recipes! I really enjoyed accompanying the author on her travels around the world and learning from her insights and wonderful spirit. It was an exciting read I know I will turn to again and again. I also have already tried some of the delicious recipes and they were wholesome and definitely keepers. My favorite so far is the zucchini frittata, which we enjoy for either breakfast or dinner, with fresh fruit. I was inspired to learn how to better nourish myself and my friends and family through her words and travel and, of course, her cooking, too!
I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Huber's writing style is remeniscent of Madeleine L'Engle's in her Genesis series and other nonfiction: informal yet informed and very thought provoking. Initially, I was a little leery about how much time Huber spent talking about her spiritual journey. I'm in a stage of hiatus and reevaluation around my own journey and I can imagine someone without much formal "churching" or spiritual self-examination might find these parts especially grating, but they are essential to her autobiographical narrative. As an adopted child whose journey to the US started because her own mother has an autoimmune disease, I feel like I have a shared story with Huber's daughter Noemi. I can remember my parents' stories of the adoption process for me as well as my younger brother. They're so similar. Even better, this journey incorporates recipes that for some of the most influential dishes Huber shares about. I can't wait to start trying them and hopefully sharing them as part of my own personal narrative. Each chapter is accompanied by a recipe--I wish I'd noticed the pattern sooner in order to mark them for future reference! Some of the recipes feature more exotic or especially ethnic ingredients you might not be able to find in a typical grocery store. I'd recommend looking at your ethnic grocery stores if you have them in your area--particularly the Asian or Latin markets as they will be more likely to have the produce items mentioned when they're in season.
I was a little surprised at how much this book was a memoir rather than a book of recipes. Furthermore I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed the story! I want to make every recipe in the book! I found so many parallels with my own food journey and I took a lot of inspiration from hearing Lia's message. This would make a great gift to anyone you know who is on a journey of trying to eat real food.
It’s such a rare treat when we can gobble up the very thing we’re craving. Lia Huber’s book, Nourished, stirs readers’ hunger for adventure, then transports us with her as she travels across borders and immerses herself in the families and rich traditions she encounters there. For those of us yearning to grow in our experience of God, Lia takes us along on her faith journey with a refreshing spirit of transparency and (sometimes irreverent) reverence. And when we find ourselves salivating at her descriptions of the creative, complex recipes she shares with her fortunate friends and students, but frustrated by thinking, “I could never make that!” we turn the page to discover the tantalizing recipes printed there. Ahhh! Lia has provided us with such a satisfying read. She succeeds in nourishing us on every front!
A heartfelt story. I enjoyed Lia's journey of food and faith and the recipes were an added bonus. Perfect book for a lazy Sunday. Highly recommend!!!!!
I enjoyed Lia Huber's book "Nourished, A memoir of food, faith, & enduring Love" as I could see how those things in her life evolved and grew stronger. It has a lot of her recipes that I will be trying - they sound so yummy and healthy!