I gobbled this up, annoyed that I couldn't read faster but glad I didn't read too fast lest I miss the charming, subtle, sweet lessons from Edward. This memoir hit my heart in just the right way. Perfect for fans of "My Mrs. Brown."
A moving tale of friendship between a widower and a younger journalist. Their time together is spent eating the delicious meals Edward cooks for Isabel, but the real gift of their friendship is the gentle, emphatic advice that he gives Isabel on the art of living and enjoying life. Heartwarming and bittersweet.
A sweet and moving memoir about a friendship between an older man and younger woman, with the man gently (& somewhat subversively!) teaching his friend about how to live a good life, in the guise of teaching her about cooking and fabulous food.
This slim book is about cooking and menu planning techniques rather than recipes. The twice-divorced author's life and work turmoil contrasts with the life-long deep love of Edward and Paula and Edward's tranquil approach to "the last supper". This memoir offers insights on end-of-life issues too. The Roosevelt Island 'tram' is actually an aerial cable car over the East River. For the non-foodie, "M. F. K. Fisher" is Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908 – 1992) an American food writer.
This book is an absolute delight, and an inspiration for making the most of friendships. The cooking and recipes are wonderful, but the best part is the relationship between Isabel and Edward - a reminder that connections can be made at any age.
Delightful and very well written.
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