The Comfort Food Diaries
By Emily Nunn
Atria Books, 2017. 310 pgs. Nonfiction
Emily Nunn worked for many years as a food writer in both New York and Chicago, she was engaged to a wonderful man, and had an amazing view from her high rise apartment. However, after the sudden death of her brother Oliver, Emily's perfect world fell apart. Her engagement ended and she turned to alcohol to find relief.
One night she wrote a drunken Facebook post about what's been happening in her life and while she was embarassed the next day, she was also pleasantly surprised at the compassion she received from her friends. Many offered words of sympathy and more offered to have Emily come visit their homes, to cook with and for her. With that idea, Emily's Comfort Food Tour began.
She spent a few months in rehab before making a cross country trip, making and eating comfort foods all along the way. Emily reconnected with friends that she hadn't seen in many years and found a way to put her life back togther. Scattered throughout the text are over 50 recipes, recipes that are sure to bring a feeling of warmth and love.