Join us for a Zoom presentation by the author Jessica Fechtor, as she shares excepts from her memoir, Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home.
At 28, Jessica Fechtor 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 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. Written with intelligence, humor, and warmth, Stir is a heartfelt examination of what it means to nourish and be nourished. Woven throughout the narrative are 27 recipes for dishes that comfort and delight.
This special evening will be highlighted by the lighting of the Hanukkah candles, and each participant will receive a signed bookplate with the recipe of Fechtor’s, Curried Sweet Potato Latkes, as a treat to commemorate the event.