Hungry heart

Clare Finney

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Aurum Press
8 June 2023
ISBN: 9780711266766
Hardback
256 pages

From the publisher

Award-winning food writer Clare Finney presents a moving, heartfelt exploration of the intertwining influences of food and love From family feasts to comfort foods, first dates to office cake; how does what we eat define us, and the relationships we have with others? Award-winning food writer Clare Finney delves into these questions with a rare and insightful sensitivity, telling a powerful story of life and love whilst uncovering the manifold ways in which food touches all relationships: from perfect strangers to partners, parents and friends. Beginning with a childhood spent in her grandmother's hotel kitchen and ending at her grandfather's bedside, she charts a course through the meals and recipes which have shaped the person she is today. Finney also investigates the role food plays in a modern society which can often feel isolating, exploring how eating unites us in varied ways throughout our lives.

From the dance of culinary courtship entailed in dating to the funeral foods that remind us of the connections between life and death, Finney examines the power of food and drink to attract, bind and define us - and of course, its power to divide and repel. At a time when our relationship towards what, when and where we eat has become increasingly complicated, Hungry Heart is a feast; an honest, heart-warming account of humans breaking bread together and what that really means.