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Author Gethers, Peter, author.

Title My mother's kitchen : breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the meaning of life / Peter Gethers.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Gethers,J GET    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 301 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes recipes.
Summary "A funny, moving memoir about a son's discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking, people and love. Peter Gethers wants to give his aging mother a very personal and perhaps final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all her favorite dishes. The problem is, although he was raised to love food and wine he doesn't really know how to cook. So he embarks upon an often hilarious and always touching culinary journey that will ultimately allow him to bring his mother's friends and loved ones to the table one last time. The daughter of a restaurateurthe restaurant was New York's legendary Ratner'sJudy Gethers discovered a passion for cooking in her 50s. In time, she became a mentor and friend to several of the most famous chefs in America, including Wolfgang Puck, Nancy Silverton and Jonathan Waxman; she also wrote many cookbooks and taught cooking alongside Julia Child. In her 80s, she was robbed of her ability to cook by a debilitating stroke. But illness has brought her closer than ever to her son: Peter regularly visits her so they can share meals, and he can ask questions about her colorful past, while learning her kitchen secrets. Gradually his ambition becomes manifest: he decides to learn how to cook his mother the meal of her dreams and thereby tell the story of her life to all those who have loved her."--Amazon.
Subject Gethers, Judy.
Gethers, Peter -- Family.
Mothers and sons.
Food writers -- United States -- Biography.
Cooks -- United States -- Biography.
Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- Biography.
Authors -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780805093308 (hardcover)
0805093303 (hardcover)

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