Thursday, November 30, 2006

Feast of the Seven Fishes

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Food binds people. I recently read Feast of the Seven Fishes, which is quirky and uncommon cookbook. Instead of it being filled with glossy pages of stunning mouth watering photography, it contains a simple story of American-Italian family life and tradition that is told through the medium of comic strips and recipes, and best of all, it is celebration of the good things in life: tradition, family, friendship and food.

What I liked most about this book was the subtext of friendship between the creators: the author and the illustrator, that are told through the snippets about how they worked together to put together the book. It is a book with sincerity and soul, and after taking a peek into the traditions and Italian Christmas feast, you would probably want to get an invite to one, I know I want one!

For information on how to get the book click here, for more Italian stories by them, this is their blog, and lastly, if you have invites to an Italian Christmas feast for me, please email.


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