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 meals and love, harm and therapeutic, Keeping the Feast is the successful memoir of 1 couple's nourishment and recovery in Italy after a interval of tragedy, and the extreme maintaining powers of foodstuff, relations, and friendship.

Paula and John met in Italy, fell in love, and 4 years later, married in Rome. yet under 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 was once shot and approximately killed by means of sniper hearth. even if he recovered from his actual wounds in under a 12 months, the method of therapeutic had simply started. not able to regain his equilibrium, he sank right into a deep unhappiness that reverberated all through their dating. It was once the abrupt finish of what they might identified jointly, and the start of a brand new part 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 found that usually endurance could be a vice, anger a advantage. that usually it will be significant to make calls for of the in poor health, that they convey indicators of having greater. and he or she rediscovered the significance of the main basic of human rituals: the day-by-day sharing of nutrients round the kin table.

A common tale of desire and therapeutic, Keeping the Feast is an account of 1 couple's conquer tragedy and disorder, and a party of the easy rituals of existence, even in the course of the worst existence crises. fantastically written and significantly relocating, Paula's tale is a testomony to the extreme maintaining powers of nutrition and love, and to the obdurate trust that there's continuously an later on, there's continually desire.

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