I've always been a foodie, one of those souls who wonder the earth wondering
what's for lunch? What's for dinner? As a young girl I would spend time in my
mother's kitchen learning her secrets to good tasting food. I enjoyed many a
meal with a large crowd of family. As a young mother, I felt I needed to make
nutritious meals for my family and would go out of my way to find fresh produce,
good cuts of meat and of course, a crowd a people to enjoy it all with. So it
never came as a surprise that I would want to write a book that takes place
around the best of food and wine.
On a trip through the Tuscan country side, I became enchanted with the simple
country fair, and though she wasn't Italian, it reminded me of the simple things
my mother taught me about food, One need not be extravagant with spices, sauces
or expensive wines, stick to the basics. It doesn't take a master chef to put
together a good dinner.
My characters in The
Wine Seekers, love and laugh, they experience disaster, have to start over
like so many of us do and through it all, they take time to enjoy what they know
in their hearts to be the essence of life, a good meal and a glass of wine. My
one wish, is that my readers who read The Wine Seekers will fall in love with my
story while enjoying a good meal and a glass of wine.
3 comments posted.
What a sweet wish for your readers! I'll look for The Wine Seekers. If your book evokes good wine and Italy, I'm definitely going to read it)
(Mary Matthews 1:26pm February 17, 2009)