Book Review of
Life From Scratch
Witty, warm, and poignant, food blogger Sasha Martin’s memoir about cooking her way to happiness and self-acceptance is a culinary journey like no other.
Over the course of 195 weeks, food writer and blogger Sasha Martin set out to cook—and eat—a meal from every country in the world. As cooking unlocked the memories of her rough-and-tumble childhood and the loss and heartbreak that came with it, Martin became more determined than ever to find peace and elevate her life through the prism of food and world cultures. From the tiny, makeshift kitchen of her eccentric, creative mother, to a string of foster homes, to the house from which she launched her own cooking adventure, Martin’s heartfelt, brutally honest memoir reveals the power of cooking to bond, to empower, and to heal—and celebrates the simple truth that happiness is created from within.
Life from Scratch by Sasha Martin is a food memoir published in 2016. Sasha Martin is a food blogger, who cooked her way around the world by cooking food from every country.
However, this book is about way more than food. The author had a difficult childhood and a challenging relationship with her mother.
As an adult, she ends up moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma and starts her life over, basically from scratch. I love memoirs, especially food memoirs, but I enjoyed this one because it also involves the blogging world and Oklahoma. Those are two things I am very familiar with. If you enjoy food memoirs, this is one that you might enjoy.