When we used my mother’s family silverware, I always thought of the seven years during World War II that those forks and spoons spent deep in a hole in the backyard, hidden from harm. And I imagined the first dinner after the war, when it was dug up, polished, and set at a peaceful table. Take a walk through your home, collect the knick-knacks that hold stories about your travels or celebrations, and gather them on your table for an evening of storytelling.
(pg. 32, The Family Dinner by Lauri David and Kirstin Uhrenholdt)
This is so much more than a cookbook. It does have recipes, but it also has great suggestions, quotes and traditions. I’m hoping to have a review and giveaway up later this week.
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Play along. The rules are easy and I only cheated a little. Grab your current read, open to a random page, and give us two teaser sentences. Remember, no spoilers.
I received my copy from the publisher for review and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon associate.
Sounds lovely. Great teaser!
Such an amazing image. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting arch thinking.
Sounds like a wonderful book! And a great idea for a family get-together.
Here is my teaser from The Trophy Bride’s Tale by Cyrilla Barr (page 1):
I have never seen an execution! I am terrified & tremble uncontrollably now as I stand on the fringes of restless crowd desperately hoping that no one will notice me in my shabby pilgrim’s weeds. At that I saw his face break into a warm smile and I knew I had at last reached safer ground.
A profound image!
I really like this teaser, and the suggestion would be wonderful to instigate in your grandmother’s house or some other relative. 🙂
Thanks for visiting my teaser!
Miranda ~ Sweet Vernal Zephyr Reviews
I am actually wanting to buy this one! I love cooking, and I’ve only seen one review so far, but it was a rave!
Here’s my teaser:
Wonderful teaser! I imagine I would enjoy tis book. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/11/teaser-tuesdays-outside-the-ordinary-world.html
My 9-year-old niece loves to cook, and her mom (my big sister) loves to incorporate family stories and sharing into our meals when we all get together. This sounds like it could be a wonderful book for them, so I’ll definitely check it out.
This sounds like a great book to just read. The recipes are a bonus!