Keeping the Feast: One Couple's Story of Love, Food, and Healing in Italy

Keeping the Feast: One Couple's Story of Love, Food, and Healing in Italy

Paula Butturini


a narrative of nutrition and love, damage and therapeutic, Keeping the Feast is the victorious memoir of 1 couple's nourishment and recovery in Italy after a interval of tragedy, and the extreme maintaining powers of foodstuff, relatives, and friendship.

Paula and John met in Italy, fell in love, and 4 years later, married in Rome. yet below a month after the marriage, tragedy struck. they'd transferred from their Italian paradise to Warsaw and whereas reporting on an rebellion in Romania, John used to be shot and approximately killed through sniper fireplace. even if he recovered from his actual wounds in below a yr, the method of therapeutic had simply all started. not able to regain his equilibrium, he sank right into a deep unhappiness that reverberated all through their courting. It used to be the abrupt finish of what they might recognized jointly, and the start of a brand new section of lifestyles neither had deliberate for. out of the blue, Paula used to be compelled to reexamine her marriage, her husband, and herself.

Paula started to think again all of her prior assumptions approximately therapeutic. She came upon that typically persistence could be a vice, anger a advantage. that typically it is necessary to make calls for of the ailing, that they exhibit indicators of having higher. and she or he rediscovered the significance of the main basic of human rituals: the day-by-day sharing of nutrition round the kin table.

A common tale of desire and therapeutic, Keeping the Feast is an account of 1 couple's overcome tragedy and disease, and a party of the easy rituals of lifestyles, even throughout the worst lifestyles crises. superbly written and vastly relocating, Paula's tale is a testomony to the intense maintaining powers of meals and love, and to the obdurate trust that there's consistently an later on, there's constantly desire.

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