Small Fires: An Epic in the Kitchen by Rebecca May Johnson

Small Fires: An Epic in the Kitchen

Rebecca May Johnson

192 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

nonfiction food and drink memoir emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced
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The spatter of sauce in a pan, a cook’s subtle deviation from a recipe, the careful labour of cooking for loved ones: these are not often the subjects of critical enquiry. Cooking, we are told, has nothing to do with serious thought; the path to i...

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reflective 93%
emotional 52%
informative 42%
inspiring 33%
challenging 26%
adventurous 10%
funny 10%
relaxing 8%
hopeful 7%
lighthearted 5%
mysterious 3%
dark 2%
sad 2%
tense 2%


medium 54%
slow 36%
fast 9%

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