In 1987, Rita, newly divorced, set out to live her dream. She sold all her possessions and became a nomad. She wrote a book about her ongoing journey and, in 2001, insisted on putting her personal e-mail address in the last chapter--against all advice. It turned out to be a fortuitous decision. She has … More »
In 1987, Rita, newly divorced, set out to live her dream. She sold all her possessions and became a nomad. She wrote a book about her ongoing journey and, in 2001, insisted on putting her personal e-mail address in the last chapter--against all advice. It turned out to be a fortuitous decision. She has met thousands of readers, stayed in their homes, and sat around kitchen tables sharing stories and food and laughter. In this essay collection, Gelman includes her own further adventures, as well as those of writers and readers telling tales of the shared humanity they experienced in their travels. The stories are funny and sad, poignant and tender, familiar and bizarre. They will make you laugh and cry and maybe even send you off on your own adventure. Also included are fabulous international recipes such as vegetarian dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), chiles en nogada (stuffed poblano chiles topped with a white cream sauce with walnuts and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds), and ho mok (an extraordinary fish-coconut custard from Thailand). Happy reading--and bon appétit, selamat makan, buen provecho!
New York : - Three Rivers Press
How Female nomad & friends came to be and what it's all about / Rita Golden Gelman -- Breaking bread: about the recipes / Maria Altobelli -- Connecting. My favorite organization ever / Rita Golden Gelman -- Peeing, drugs, and a school / Maria Altobelli -- A pair of shoes / Janie Starr -- Tower of Babel / Kelly Hayes-Raitt -- Connecting to Raymond / Sally Brown -- Mom and Trader Joe's / Jo Giese -- My call of the wild / Barbara Ludwig -- My Opinel on the Camino / Ardyn Masterman -- Breakfast in Malacca / Wendy Lewis -- Sharing laundry / Clare Beckingham -- Kava and trauma on Waya Island / Danielle Richards -- An awakening / Kim Bass -- Mixed messages. The beauty contest / Rita Golden Gelman -- A long walk / Laura Fellman -- Pickup in a bar / Jacquie -- Curry calamity / Karen van der Zee -- My airport pal / Rita Golden Gelman -- A wet shoe story / Carolyn Soucy -- Million-dollar moment / Bonnie Worthen -- The trip that changed my life / Kelly Hayes-Raitt -- A stitch in time / Rita Golden Gelman -- A different taste / Caroline Mailloux -- Southern hospitality / Leslie Berkower -- Wild for worms / Karen van der Zee -- Language. Patīkami what? / Maria Altobelli -- A desert garden / Tim Amsden -- Train to Tithorea / Jan Gelman -- Tongue-tied / Kelly Hayes-Raitt -- A boat ride / Laurice Haney -- A great mix of people / Rita Golden Gelman -- French confusion / Michael Worthen -- Turkish delight / Kay Moody -- A rose and a kiss / Maria Altobelli -- Master Kim / Bonnie Betts -- Passion. The perfect seatmate / Rita Golden Gelman -- In search of a familiar soul / Catherine Buchanan -- Making the move / C.J. MacLeod -- George / Debra Unger -- Fairy godmothers...who needs 'em! / Sandra Hanks Benoiton -- Filipino Elvis Presley / Jessica Bryan -- What happened for Chana / Jan Bayer -- Dance class / Maria Altobelli -- The drummer / Danielle Richards -- The sweet life / Marcia L. Hannewald -- Chapati love remembered / Jean Allen -- Food. The Ho Mok story / Rita Golden Gelman -- Any pan is a no-stick pan if you no-cook in it! / Bobbi Zehner -- Paneer sailor / Lily Morris -- Bonjour, friendship! / Patricia Lundquist -- Foreign flavors / Karen van der Zee -- Cajeta and the spirits / Maria Altobelli -- Thanksgiving: a different perspective / Åsa Maria Bradley -- Riding out the storm / Victoria Allman -- Just call me garlic / Carolyn McKibbin -- The Café Chapin / Janna Rudler -- A desert mirage / Maria Altobelli -- Cow feet soup for breakfast / Karen van der Zee -- Soul food / Melanie Ehler -- Maasai moments / Rita Golden Gelman.
Includes Reading Group Guide.
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Rita Golden Gelman, with Maria Altobelli ; illustrated by Jean Allen
xii, 335 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.