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Keeping the Feast

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Paula Butturini talks about the healing powers of sharing of food around the family table. After her husband John was shot and nearly killed by sniper fire while reporting on an uprising in Romania, the recovery process was complicated and difficult. She writes about it in Keeping the Feast: One Couple’s Story of Love, Food, and Healing in Italy.

Events:
Paula Butturini is reading and signing books
Friday, February 19, at 7:00 pm
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, Connecticut

She’ll also be reading and signing books
Sunday, February 28, at 2:00 pm
Fairfield Public Library
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut

Guests:

Paula Butturini
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Comments [1]

sr from NJ

I am so glad you took up this topic.I and my husband grew up in a family with limited resources where at the family dinner table that we saw us as a family sharing those limited resources.What ever my mother cooked,was portioned right on the table,which kept us very aware of our finances,and to be mindful of not piling on food on our plate and then throw it away(which never happened since in Hinduism,Food is God),and keep observing who is really hungry,and how much food is left in the dish,and also make sure there are no left overs.This has inculcated a kind of discipline has many advantages.we don't shop and buy food unnecessarily,we don't cook more than needed.Somehow the Dinner table still defines our family. The interesting thing is,even today,the days when almost all that i cooked is consumed on the very same day, both of us get a great satisfaction and nostalgia.

Feb. 18 2010 12:03 PM

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