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The smell of coffee, fresh earth and woodsmoke. A search for the perfect cake stand, for belonging, for “roots.” Memories of mothers, grandmothers and lost homes. A compass to navigate love, loneliness and grief. Stories of resilience, courage and wild hope. A taste of the forest and the sea. Questions of identity and the self. Clouds of leafy greens, sweet-scented coconut milk and lush gardens. Custodians of seed, soil and water. Sisterhood and interconnection — us to each other, all living beings to the earth and the cosmos. 16 stories, 90 recipes. A love letter to cooking. Why Cook.

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