June 3, 2013

Blue Plate Special - review

Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites
author Kate Christensen
publisher Doubleday
publishing date: July 2013
source Publisher

Kate Christensen, author of six novels along with a foodcentric blog and a column about drinks, has written her autobiography connecting her life with desire for food and other things.

She grew up in a free-style family, with a violent hippie-type father.  Fortunately he finally left.   The family moved frequently. Kate gives vignettes of her childhood with two younger sisters and teenage years. Frequently I winced in pain while reading.   She married in her mid-thirties and describes her marriage.  He had a conventional calm upbringing completely opposite of hers.

Because this is a book supposedly about food, a few recipes are included.   Mmmmm.  These recipes help off-set the angst.  I don't cook, so won't be trying these recipes.