Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.Recipereveals the surprising lessons that recipes teach, in addition to the obvious instructions on how to prepare a dish or perform a process. These include lessons in hospitality, friendship, community, family and ethnic heritage, tradition, nutrition, precision and order, invention and improvisation, feasting and famine, survival and seduction and love. A recipe is a signature, as individual as the cook's fingerprint; a passport to travel the world without leaving the kitchen; a lifeline for people in hunger and in want; and always a means to expand one's worldview, if not waistline. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series inThe Atlantic.
About this Author
Lynn Z. Bloomis Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Aetna Chair of Writing Emerita at the University of Connecticut, USA, where she taught rhetoric and composition studies research, autobiography, creative nonfiction, and women writers courses 1988-2015. She has written more than 25 books, includingWriters Without Borders: Writing and Teaching Writing in Troubled Times( 2008) andThe Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays(2008). She has served as President of the National Council of Writing Program Administrators, 1988-90 and chaired the Division of Teaching Writing and the Division of Prose Writing of the Modern Language Association.
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