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Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love

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About Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love

Below is a brief description about the book from the the publisher Simon and Schuster:

A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the pastries she makes at her family’s pasteleria. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that can cure his fear of death. An aspiring chef realizes that butter and soul are the key ingredients to win a cooking competition that could win him the money to save his mother’s life.

Welcome to Hungry Hearts Row, where the answers to most of life’s hard questions are kneaded, rolled, baked. Where a typical greeting is, “Have you had anything to eat?” Where magic and food and love are sometimes one in the same.

Told in interconnected short stories, Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love edited by Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond explores the many meanings food can take on beyond mere nourishment. It can symbolize love and despair, family and culture, belonging and home. For more information about the book and authors including excerpts and testimonials visit the publisher's website

This book is currently available for free in print book and downloadable eBook at the Los Angeles Public Library and as a print book and downloadable eBook County of Los Angeles Public Library.