Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food

Notes on Life, Love, and Food
By: Ann Hood
Narrated by: Nina Alvamar
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this warm collection of personal essays and recipes, best-selling author Ann Hood nourishes both our bodies and our souls. From her Italian-American childhood through raising and feeding a growing family and cooking with her new husband, food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal. Growing up, she tasted love in her grandmother's tomato sauce and dreamed of her mother's special-occasion Fancy Lady Sandwiches. Later, the kitchen became the heart of Hood's own home. She cooked pork roast to warm her first apartment, used two cups of dried basil for her first attempt at making pesto, taught her children how to make their favorite potatoes, found hope in her daughter's omelet after a divorce, and fell in love again - with both her husband and his foolproof chicken stock. 

With her signature humor and tenderness, Hood details all these recipes and more in Kitchen Yarns, along with tales of loss and starting from scratch, family love, and feasts with friends, and how the perfect meal is one that tastes like home.

©2018 Ann Hood (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Heartfelt stories, tantalizing recipes

The personal stories were touching and encouraging. Hearing the recipes read aloud was a bit tedious, but the food sounded tantalizing. Even though the performer’s voice was soothing, it was too young for Ms. Hood at this time in her life; and I was dismayed by the performer’s mispronunciation of several words, such as Le Creuset and the surname Welty. The production needed to be overseen for such details.

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ordinary

recipes not that interesting. parenting stories better suited for a private diary or journal. just like every parents life. picky toddler. missing a child who goes away to college. buying ikea furniture with unusual names. just ordinary. performance was too dramatic...as if trying to make someone's normal daily routine interesting. probably better as a book to get the recipes rather than audible and to more easily skip the pedestrian story line

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  • 08-15-19

Entertaining

A great listen, entertaining and heartfelt. Well worth the time. A couple of really cool recipes too!