Staff Review: "Life from Scratch"
Blogger Sasha Martin may be best known for Global Table Adventure, the blog where she chronicled her culinary journeys cooking recipes from every country. Her memoir does discuss the blog, as well as her picky husband's foray into exotic foods, but the majority of the memoir focuses on the tragedies Martin experienced as a child, and how it affected her adult life. Martin's candid recollections and her vivid descriptions of food made this book a hard one to put down. There are also many exotic recipes from her blog adventures, which she has streamlined for the home cook.