Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life is a wonderful memoir by Kim Severson, the current food writer for the New York Times. As the book jacket describes "it took a series of encounters with female cooks to teach her the life lessons she had forgotten--and many she had never learned in the first place. Some were as small as a spoonful, and others were so big they saved her life. But the best lessons were delivered in the kitchen."
There are chapters on Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl (Garlic and Saphhires), Rachael Ray, Marion Cunningham, Edna Lewis, Leah Chase, Marcella Hazan, and Kim's mother Anne-Marie Zappa Severson. Michael Pollan writes, "Kim Severson has written a spicy, thoroughly delectable memoir about the cooks who changed her life. Her touch is light and humorous, yet by the end she has managed to get at something profound about the meanings of food in our lives."
Check it out!