My Mother's Kitchen - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the Meaning of Life-logo

My Mother's Kitchen - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the Meaning of Life

Peter Gethers

A funny, moving memoir about a son's discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking, people and love Peter Gethers wants to give his aging mother a very personal and perhaps final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all her favorite dishes. The problem is, although he was raised to love food and wine he doesn't really know how to cook. So he embarks upon an often hilarious and always touching culinary journey that will ultimately allow him to bring his mother's friends and loved ones to the table one last time. The daughter of a restaurateur―the restaurant was New York's legendary Ratner's―Judy Gethers discovered a passion for cooking in her 50s. In time, she became a mentor and friend to several of the most famous chefs in America, including Wolfgang Puck, Nancy Silverton and Jonathan Waxman; she also wrote many cookbooks and taught cooking alongside Julia Child. In her 80s, she was robbed of her ability to cook by a debilitating stroke. But illness has brought her closer than ever to her son: Peter regularly visits her so they can share meals, and he can ask questions about her colorful past, while learning her kitchen secrets. Gradually his ambition becomes manifest: he decides to learn how to cook his mother the meal of her dreams and thereby tell the story of her life to all those who have loved her. With his trademark wit and knowing eye, Peter Gethers has written an unforgettable memoir about how food and family can do much more than feed us―they can nourish our souls.

A funny, moving memoir about a son's discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking, people and love Peter Gethers wants to give his aging mother a very personal and perhaps final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all her favorite dishes. The problem is, although he was raised to love food and wine he doesn't really know how to cook. So he embarks upon an often hilarious and always touching culinary journey that will ultimately allow him to bring his mother's friends and loved ones to the table one last time. The daughter of a restaurateur―the restaurant was New York's legendary Ratner's―Judy Gethers discovered a passion for cooking in her 50s. In time, she became a mentor and friend to several of the most famous chefs in America, including Wolfgang Puck, Nancy Silverton and Jonathan Waxman; she also wrote many cookbooks and taught cooking alongside Julia Child. In her 80s, she was robbed of her ability to cook by a debilitating stroke. But illness has brought her closer than ever to her son: Peter regularly visits her so they can share meals, and he can ask questions about her colorful past, while learning her kitchen secrets. Gradually his ambition becomes manifest: he decides to learn how to cook his mother the meal of her dreams and thereby tell the story of her life to all those who have loved her. With his trademark wit and knowing eye, Peter Gethers has written an unforgettable memoir about how food and family can do much more than feed us―they can nourish our souls.
More Information

Description:

A funny, moving memoir about a son's discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking, people and love Peter Gethers wants to give his aging mother a very personal and perhaps final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all her favorite dishes. The problem is, although he was raised to love food and wine he doesn't really know how to cook. So he embarks upon an often hilarious and always touching culinary journey that will ultimately allow him to bring his mother's friends and loved ones to the table one last time. The daughter of a restaurateur―the restaurant was New York's legendary Ratner's―Judy Gethers discovered a passion for cooking in her 50s. In time, she became a mentor and friend to several of the most famous chefs in America, including Wolfgang Puck, Nancy Silverton and Jonathan Waxman; she also wrote many cookbooks and taught cooking alongside Julia Child. In her 80s, she was robbed of her ability to cook by a debilitating stroke. But illness has brought her closer than ever to her son: Peter regularly visits her so they can share meals, and he can ask questions about her colorful past, while learning her kitchen secrets. Gradually his ambition becomes manifest: he decides to learn how to cook his mother the meal of her dreams and thereby tell the story of her life to all those who have loved her. With his trademark wit and knowing eye, Peter Gethers has written an unforgettable memoir about how food and family can do much more than feed us―they can nourish our souls.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:25


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:16


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:37


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:57


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:37


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:24


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:29