Keeping the Feast: One Couple's Story of Love, Food, and Healing in Italy

Paula Butturini


a narrative of foodstuff and love, harm and therapeutic, Keeping the Feast is the successful memoir of 1 couple's nourishment and recovery in Italy after a interval of tragedy, and the extreme maintaining powers of meals, relations, and friendship.

Paula and John met in Italy, fell in love, and 4 years later, married in Rome. yet below a month after the marriage, tragedy struck. they'd transferred from their Italian paradise to Warsaw and whereas reporting on an rebellion in Romania, John was once shot and approximately killed by way of sniper fireplace. even if he recovered from his actual wounds in below a yr, the method of therapeutic had simply all started. not able to regain his equilibrium, he sank right into a deep disappointment that reverberated all through their courting. It used to be the abrupt finish of what they would identified jointly, and the start of a brand new part of lifestyles neither had deliberate for. suddenly, Paula was once pressured to reexamine her marriage, her husband, and herself.

Paula started to reassess all of her past assumptions approximately therapeutic. She found that usually persistence could be a vice, anger a advantage. that usually it is crucial to make calls for of the ailing, that they convey indicators of having higher. and she or he rediscovered the significance of the main primary of human rituals: the day-by-day sharing of meals round the kin table.

A common tale of wish and therapeutic, Keeping the Feast is an account of 1 couple's overcome tragedy and ailment, and a party of the straightforward rituals of lifestyles, even throughout the worst existence crises. fantastically written and significantly relocating, Paula's tale is a testomony to the intense maintaining powers of nutrition and love, and to the obdurate trust that there's continuously an in a while, there's regularly desire.

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