Cooking for Gracie: The Making of a Parent from Scratch

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Crown/Archetype, Nov 6, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 206 pages

For years, Keith Dixon sustained himself through rough days by dreaming about lavish recipes he’d attempt when he got home—Thai curries, Indian raitas, Sichuan noodles. All that changed when his daughter, Gracie, was born. Keith and his wife adapted to life with a newborn as all parents do: walking around in a sleep-deprived haze, trying to bond with Gracie and meet her needs—all while fearing they would catastrophically fail in their new roles. Keith no longer had time to cook the way he once knew; he soon realized that if he wanted his family to eat well, he would have to learn to cook all over again.

Based on three popular New York Times articles and full of delicious, family-friendly recipes, Cooking for Gracie is a memoir of Gracie’s first year—as Keith discovers what it means to be a father, while holding on to what made him who he was before his daughter came along. It’s an irresistible and unforgettable story, for foodies and parents alike, of a family of three finding their way together.


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By far my favorite cooking blog is the Smitten Kitchen. Deb does this absolutely fabulous job of combining cooking with little snippets from her everyday life. So when I learned about Cooking for ... Read full review

COOKING FOR GRACIE: The Making of a Parent from Scratch

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New York Times writer Dixon (The Art of Losing, 2007, etc.) chronicles his labors with the different phases of new parenthood and his endeavors to keep his family fed.With the arrival of a new baby ... Read full review


OCTOBER famished
NOVEMBER horror show
DECEMBER loneliness management
JANUARY le cuisine silencieux
FEBRUARY present tense
MARCH understudy
APRIL sweet nothings
MAY buon appetito bambino
JUNE there will be blood
JULY the interesting case
SEPTEMBER doing time
NOVEMBER a moment of clarity

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About the author (2012)

Keith Dixon has been on the staff of the New York Times for seventeen years. He is also the author of two novels: The Art of Losing—which received starred reviews in both Kirkus and Booklist and was named “Editor’s Choice” by the Philadelphia Inquirer—and Ghostfires, named one of the five best first novels of 2004 by Poets & Writers magazine.

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