A feast for the heart, mind and senses.
— USA Today
These tales of ingredients, recipes and meals will lift your spirits.
— Bethanne Patrick - Washington Post
Hood’s essays are like hot chocolate, cozy and warm. Her collection of meditations on food and life touches the big themes.
— Irina Dumitrescu - New York Times Book Review
Ann Hood is a gifted storyteller.… [Kitchen Yarns
is] perfect holiday season fare, but be forewarned: You’ll want to keep both kitchen and Kleenex close at hand.
In this cozy read, Hood shares recipes that shaped her… and the poignant life lessons about loss, love, and friendship she learned in the kitchen.
— Nora Horvath - Real Simple
A must-give book for any cooks in your life.… A charming and heartfelt collection of personal essays, all centered on the thread of food.
— Lauren Daley - South Coast Today
[Hood] never pulls back from writing with searing honesty—even about painful topics.
— Laurie Higgins - Cape Cod Times
At the end of Kitchen Yarns
, you may empathize with Hood’s sadness, but you will not be disheartened. You will just want to rinse out the pan and start over.
— Betty J. Cotter - Providence Journal
Moving.… Hood’s sharp essays emphasize food as emotional nourishment, bringing family and friends together—both to celebrate the joys and heal the wounds of life.
— Publishers Weekly
From the first page to the last, readers know they are in the hands of a master storyteller.… Full of humor and love, overflowing with heart and life, Kitchen Yarns
is a beautiful read.
— Book Reporter