Listening to ABC Classic in my car, I bumped into an interview of Charlotte Wood, a Sydney-based writer whose range of interests and writing is quite wide.
Her most recent book "Love and Hunger" was the topic of the interview, and it resonated so much with me, and the reason why I cook for my family every day and my friends as often as I can. I found this on her website and thought I would share with you:
"The title of the book comes from this paragraph, from MFK Fisher's The Gastronomical Me - which is the epigraph Charlotte has used for this book.
"It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it … and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied … and it is all one."
For more details of this book and other food writing by Charlotte, visit the stand-alone Love & Hunger website here.
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