Nourished: A Memoir of Food, Faith & Enduring Love (with Recipes)

Nourished: A Memoir of Food, Faith & Enduring Love (with Recipes)

by Lia Huber


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ISBN-13: 9780451498816
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,237,128
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lia Huber is an entrepreneur, consultant, recipe developer and food writer (for Cooking Light, Bon Appetit, Better Homes and Gardens, Eating Well, and Prevention) who speaks widely about food and faith. She's the founder and CEO of Cook the Seasons, a subscription-based real food community and online menu planner, and of the website Nourish Evolution, for which she was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Lia lives, gardens, cooks and writes from her home in Northern California.

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Table of Contents

Prologue ix

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

Acknowledgments 301

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Nourished: A Memoir of Food, Faith & Enduring Love (with Recipes) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
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!
Gheeta More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!