07 May Book Review – Just Add Love By Irris Makler
Just Add Love is a combination of a memoir and cookbook, as clarified by the subtitle “Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories And Recipes”.
The book was recommended by a customer of Gladstone City Library who had borrowed it and felt compelled to pass on how moving she found the stories; it reminded her of her own grandmother and the time they spent cooking together. The book is an emotional powder keg with stories from people who survived extraordinary suffering and hardship but later shared their love and food with their families. It provides an insight into social history from a personal perspective and some wonderful authentic recipes for learning ‘how grandma used to make it’.
Just Add Love is highly recommended as a cookbook with a difference and might just encourage you to ask your own family for recipes! This book and others with either memoirs or recipes, or both, can be borrowed from Gladstone Regional Libraries.