Credit: Jeremy Fraga
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
“Pairing food with the nightmare of surviving a brain aneurysm shouldn’t work — but under Jessica Fechtor’s wise and wonderful narration, the pairing not only works, it shines.” –Susannah Cahalan, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Brain on Fire
At 28, Jessica Fechtor was happily immersed in graduate school and her young marriage, and thinking about starting a family. Then one day, she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her brain. She nearly died. She lost her sense of smell, the sight in her left eye, and was forced to the sidelines of the life she loved.
Jessica’s journey to recovery began in the kitchen as soon as she was able to stand at the stovetop and stir. There, she drew strength from the restorative power of cooking and baking. Written with intelligence, humor, and warmth, Stir is a heartfelt examination of what it means to nourish and be nourished.
Woven throughout the narrative are 27 recipes for dishes that comfort and delight. For readers of M.F.K. Fisher, Molly Wizenberg, and Tamar Adler, as well as Oliver Sacks, Jill Bolte Taylor, and Susannah Cahalan, Stir is sure to inspire, and send you straight to the kitchen.
As an added treat for our guests, Jessica will be cooking a delicious recipe from the book that everyone will get to sample.
Happy New Year 2019!