Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes

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Zondervan, Apr 9, 2013 - Cooking - 288 pages
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As a follow up to her two bestselling books, Bittersweet and Cold Tangerines, author and blogger Shauna Niequist returns with the perfect read for those who love food and value the community and connection of family and friends around the table.

Bread & Wine is a collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together. This mix of Anne Lamott and Barefoot Contessa is a funny, honest, and vulnerable spiritual memoir. Bread & Wine is a celebration of food shared, reminding readers of the joy found in a life around the table. It’s about the ways God teaches and nourishes people as they nourish the people around them. It’s about hunger, both physical and otherwise, and the connections between the two.

With wonderful recipes included, from Bacon-Wrapped Dates to Mango Chicken Curry to Blueberry Crisp, readers will be able to recreate the comforting and satisfying meals that come to life in Bread & Wine.


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User Review  - nomer15 -

"Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table" by Shauna Niequist is a collection of essays about life, food, hospitality, and experiencing those sacred moments that can only be found around ... Read full review

This book spells comfort!

User Review  - Michelle -

Shauna Niequist blew me away with this book, which I read first, having received it as a gift. I subsequently went out and bought the other two books she has out there. Love them all. I have given ... Read full review

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AN INTRODUCTION on bread and wine
what the table is
start where you
goto risotto
the chopping block
on tea and pajamas
magical white bean soup
the bass players birthday
russian dolls
on scrambled eggs and doing hard things
happy new year
swimming in silence
what money cant
city love

jazz and curry
baking cookies with batman
what my mother taught
feasting and fasting
love and enchiladas
swimsuit ready or
pont neuf
take this bread
come to the table
fourweek book clubcooking club menus
recommended reading

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About the author (2013)

Shauna Niequist is the author of Cold Tangerines, Bittersweet, Bread & Wine and Savor. She is married to Aaron, and they have two wild & silly & darling boys, Henry & Mac. They live outside Chicago, where Aaron leads The Practice and is recording a project called A New Liturgy. Shauna also writes for the Storyline Blog, and for IF:Table, and she is a member of the Relevant podcast, and a guest teacher at her church. Shauna’s three great loves are her family, dinner parties, and books, and she believes that vulnerable storytelling, hard laughter, and cold pizza for breakfast can cure almost anything.

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