È una fredda sera d’inverno e le vacanze di Natale sono da poco trascorse quando Isabel bussa svogliata alla porta di Edward. In quel momento vorrebbe non aver mai promesso alla sua migliore amica di fare compagnia al padre mentre lei è fuori città. Ancora non può sapere che quell’anziano signore che in cucina sta preparando uno squisito arrosto e un soffice sufflé è in realtà un cuoco straordinario, e sta per cambiarle per sempre la vita. Con quella prima cena ha infatti inizio una delle più improbabili e incredibili delle amicizie: lui ha novantatré anni, e non pensa ad altro che alla sua amatissima moglie da poco scomparsa; lei ha quasi cinquant’anni di meno, e dopo l’ennesima delusione sentimentale ha deciso che non si fiderà mai più dell’amore. Ma durante quegli splendidi e sontuosi banchetti diventati ben presto un attesissimo appuntamento settimanale, oltre alle prelibatezze di Edward, Isabel presto comincerà ad apprezzare ricette e consigli sul buon cibo e sulla vita. E giorno dopo giorno, quasi senza accorgersene, sia lei sia Edward si scopriranno di nuovo capaci di sorridere e di gioire, pronti a riscoprire il sapore dimenticato della felicità.
- ISBN: 8811672430
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 157
- Data di uscita: 27-10-2016
A wonderful relationship between an man whose wife of sixty two years has died and the author, asked to look in on him by his two daughters. Edward is an amazing man, a man who wholeheartedly loved his wife, loves to cook and entertain, Isabel is in a troubled marriage, a journalist who is working
Beautiful and short. A book about love and nourishment. About slowing down and taking it easy. Isabel the journalist.. the newly separated and then divorced... Edward the 93 years old widower who cooks and by himself is a university of life. Over many dinners .. life is discussed and advice dispense Leggi tutto
Isabel was just helping out a friend who asked her to check in on her father who was recently widowed. Nonagenarian Edward was grieving the loss of his beloved wife, and felt he had no reason to live. Isabel and Edward's first dinner together was the beginning of a five year friendship. Isabel's mar Leggi tutto
2.5 stars Isabel, struggling over her crumbling marriage, and Edward, a man in his 90s who is grieving over the recent death of his wife, strike up a friendship over weekly dinners. The meals that are so lavishly described are a springboard for stories from both their lives. Edward's wisdom on love, Leggi tutto
3.5 stars Isabel Vincent is in her forties, with a crumbling marriage, newly employed by Th New York Post and has relocated with her family to New York from Toronto after a career spent primarily as a foreign correspondent. Edward, in his nineties and the father of Isabel's concerned friend Valerie, Leggi tutto
In this heartwarming memoir, a journalist tells how friendship with an elderly gentleman rekindled her appetite for life. New to NYC and with a faltering marriage, Isabel received an unusual request from her friend Valerie: Would she look in on Valerie's father, Edward? In his nineties, he'd recentl Leggi tutto
Stunning. Wonderful. Unputdownable. This book is described as "a story of an unexpected friendship ". And it is. But so much more. The tender and enchanting account of a friendship between a very elderly man (early 90's) and a lady (late 30's) played out over dinners and some letters.
"But from the beginning of our relationship, I knew instinctively that his culinary tips went for beyond the preparation of food. He was teaching me the art of patience, the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think though everything I did.” What a touching and indeed life-affirming read! I Leggi tutto
Thank you @pushkin_press for gifting me a copy of Dinner with Edward to review! I read this for #NonFictionNovember (finally got another one under my belt, woo!), a moving memoir of a sweet friendship between Isabel Vincent, a journalist in New York who, at the time, was going through a marriage cri Leggi tutto
DWE chronicles the unlikely relationship between the author and the 90+ year old father of one of her longtime friends. On a superficial level their connection may seem like a friendship, and that's definitely how the author presents it. However I couldn't escape the conclusion that it was only a re Leggi tutto