Consuming Passions: A Food-Obsessed Life (Paperback)

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Consuming Passions is Michael Lee West's delightfully quirky memoir of an adventurous life centered around food and family—the story of how she went from non-cook to gourmet of words and victuals by watching a multitude of relatives squabble, prepare sumptuous repasts, and carry on honored traditions. Laced with delicious secret recipes passed from generation to generation, West's irresistible chronicle recalls good times and wild times—mothers swinging from chandeliers, elderly aunts brewing up love potions, a South American nymphomaniac stirring up trouble at a Louisiana barbeque joint, and the spooky hauntings of a cabbage-eating ghost—all in the pursuit of good dining. Thoroughly entertaining, alive with West's distinctive humor and sharp, irrepressible insight, here are incomparable American kitchen tales as warm and tasty as freshly baked bread.

About the Author

Michael Lee West is the author of six novels, including "Crazy Ladies"", ""Mad Girls in Love"", ""American Pie"", " and "She Flew the Coop, " as well as a food memoir, "Consuming Passions". She lives with her husband on a farm in Lebanon, Tennessee, with three bratty Yorkshire terriers, a Chinese crested, assorted donkeys, chickens, sheep, and African Pygmy goats. Her faithful dog Zap was the inspiration of a character in "Mermaids in the Basement".
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060984427
ISBN-10: 0060984422
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: September 5th, 2006
Pages: 262
Language: English