Posted on 11/07/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Artist and writer Natalie Eve Garrett found herself seriously down in the dumps a few years back.
It was the kind of funk that calls a person to just wallow — but in the midst of that wallowing, Garrett imagined hosting a dinner party, in which guests laughed and cried and swapped stories of overcoming adversity.
And so she decided to make that vision a reality.
Garrett invited thirty-one writers to share a recipe and accompanying story for what became Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers.
The illustrated collection is similar to one she did a few years earlier, but the key difference is that the 2019 version focuses on food enjoyed during a challenging time in the eater's life.
Learn more about the book and its origins in an interview that Garrett did with NPR’s The Salt.
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