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A noted entrepreneur, food writer, and recipe developer serves up an evocative adventure story abouther quest to find healing, meaning, and a place at the table.
Hunger comes to us in many forms, writes Lia Huber—we long to be satisfied not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. Nourished invites readers on Huber’s world-roaming search to find the necessary ingredients to nurture all three. She begins her quest with an Anthony Bourdain moment in a Guatemalan village: she's slipping fresh vegetables into a communal pot of soup she's cooking up for chronically undernourished children. Village grannies look on disapprovingly... until the kids come back for more. From there, Huber takes readers to the Greek island of Corfu, where she learns the joys of simple food and the power of unconditional love; to a Costa Rican jungle house (by way of an 8,000-mile road trip), where she finds hope and healing; and finally to California's wine country, where she steps into the person she was meant to be and discovers her calling to nourish others.
About the Author
Lia Huber is an entrepreneur, consultant, recipe developer and food writer (for Cooking Light, Bon Appetit, Better Homes and Gardens, Eating Well, and Prevention) who speaks widely about food and faith. She's the founder and CEO of Cook the Seasons, a subscription-based real food community and online menu planner, and of the website Nourish Evolution, for which she was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Lia lives, gardens, cooks and writes from her home in Northern California.
The New York Times calls Nourished, “[A] charming foodie travel memoir…[Huber] is endearing, engaging company and the reader roots for her success.”
A Buzzfeed Best Book of 2017--“Lia Huber's Nourished is…deeply heartfelt, exploring her journey toward using food to nourish physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”
"An inspiring tale of faith, love and courage. Lia shares her journey with touching honesty and sharp writing in this delicious and heartfelt read." —Kathleen Flinn, author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry and Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good
"Lia's inspiring journey around the globe and inside her own mind and spirit will make you hungry to manifest your dreams as well as nurture and celebrate others." —Tess Masters, author of The Blender Girl, The Blender Girl Smoothies, and The Perfect Blend
“Just like a delicious meal with a special friend, Nourished—A Memoir of Food, Faith and Enduring Love, will leave you feeling both satisfied and inspired. Lia Huber shares an intimate account of her life—her exciting adventures, greatest joys and biggest challenges—and how her relationship to God, good food and family have continued to sustained her. Tempting recipes sprinkled throughout give the reader the opportunity to to taste (and imagine) her most beloved, memorable meals, creating a delightful sense of intimacy with the author and her story.” —Myra Goodman, cookbook author and co-founder of Earthbound Farm
"Becoming your own person, and finding your way in life can be difficult. Lia’s honest coming of age story, demonstrates the nourishing power of food as one of the touchstones we all need to navigate life's journey." —Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Cooking