Jessica Fechtor: The Meals That Brought Me Home

TUE, JUN 30, 2015 (50:12)

Jessica Fechtor, writer of the popular food blog Sweet Amandine, meets with James Beard Award-winning journalist Kathy Gunst for a discussion of Fechtor's new memoir Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home.

At 28, Fechtor was happily immersed in graduate school and her young marriage, and thinking about starting a family. Then she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her brain. She nearly died. She lost her sense of smell, the sight in her left eye, and was forced to the sidelines of the life she loved.

Jessica’s journey to recovery began in the kitchen as soon as she was able to stand at the stovetop and stir. There, she drew strength from the restorative power of cooking and baking.

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+ BIO: Jessica Fechtor

Jessica Fechtor is the writer of popular food blog Sweet Amandine. At 28, she was happily immersed in graduate school and her young marriage, and thinking about starting a family. Then one day, she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her brain. She nearly died. She lost her sense of smell, the sight in her left eye, and was forced to the sidelines of the life she loved. Jessica’s recovery began in the kitchen. Her book, Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home, describes her journey to recovery through the restorative powers of cooking and baking.

+ BIO: Kathy Gunst

Kathy Gunst a food writer, cookbook author, and "Resident Chef" for NPR's award-winning show, Here and Now. Recipient of the 2015 James Beard Award for "Home Cooking" in Journalism, she is the author of 14 cookbooks and she writes freelance magazine and newspaper articles. Her pieces have appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Food & Wine, Yankee, Down East, Modern Farmer, Better Homes and Gardens and more.

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