Dinner with Edward is an enchanting and easy to read book in which the characters are brought together through loss and loneliness.
When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter by agreeing to check in on her nonagenarian dad, Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life.
As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette, the perfect martini or tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be.
For Edward, cooking is not only about satisfying hunger, it is a passion and sometimes a serious art form that can only be shared with those who are equally devoted.
Dinner with Edward is an emotionally charged and sentimental story about two people who develop a deep friendship through sharing a passion – cooking. Your heart will swell with joy and your eyes will well with tears as each character learns of the others love, loss and despair, and you will often find yourself salivating with the beautiful descriptions of food.
Published by Affirm Press – August 2016
Paperback: 240 pages