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The measure of my powers : a memoir of food, misery, and Paris

Author: Jackie Kai Ellis
Publisher: [Vancouver, B.C.] : Appetite by Random House, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This is the story of how, armed with nothing but a love of food and the words of the great 20th century food writer M.F.K. Fisher, Jackie Kai Ellis begins a journey - from France to Italy, then the Congo and back again - to find herself. Along the way, she goes to pastry school in Paris, eats the most perfect apricots over the Tuscan hills, watches a family of gorillas grazing deep in the Congolese brush, has her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Jackie Kai Ellis; Jackie Kai Ellis; Jackie Kai Ellis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jackie Kai Ellis
ISBN: 9780147530394 0147530393
OCLC Number: 1027477876
Description: 277 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Jackie Kai Ellis.

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This is the story of how, armed with nothing but a love of food and the words of the great 20th century food writer M.F.K. Fisher, Jackie Kai Ellis begins a journey - from France to Italy, then the Congo and back again - to find herself. Along the way, she goes to pastry school in Paris, eats the most perfect apricots over the Tuscan hills, watches a family of gorillas grazing deep in the Congolese brush, has her heart broken one last time on a bridge in Lyon, and, ultimately, finds a path to life and joy. Includes several recipes.

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