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Breaking Bread: Essays from New England on Food, Hunger, and Family

Breaking Bread: Essays from New England on Food, Hunger, and Family

Author Debra Spark, Deborah Joy Corey
Publisher Beacon Press
Publication Date 2022-05-24
Section New Hardcover - Nonfiction / Food
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9780807010860

Nearly 70 renowned New England writers gather round the table to talk food and how it sustains us—mind, body, and soul

A collection of essays by top literary talents and food writers, Breaking Bread celebrates local foods, family, and community, while exploring how what’s on our plates engages with what’s off: grief, pleasure, love, ethics, race, and class.

Here, you’ll find Lily King on chocolate chip cookies, Richard Russo on beans, Jennifer Finney Boylan on homemade pizza, Susan Minot on the non-food food of her youth, and Richard Ford on why food doesn’t much interest him. Nancy Harmon Jenkins talks scallops, and Sandy Oliver the pleasures of being a locavore. Other essays address a beloved childhood food from Iran, the horror of starving in a prison camp, the urge to bake pot brownies for an ill friend, and the pleasure of buying a prized chocolate egg for a child.

Profits from this collection will benefit Blue Angel, a nonprofit combating food insecurity by delivering healthy food from local farmers to those in need.

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