Book Discussion: From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home
The first session of this Book Discussion Group meets the first Monday of each month at 7 PM. The second session of this Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 10 AM. Registration is not required.
- Monday, February 7, 2022
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Community Room
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home by Tembi Locke
It was love at first sight when actress Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro’s traditional Sicilian family did not approve of his marrying a black American woman. However, the couple, heartbroken but undeterred, forged on. They built a happy life in Los Angeles, with fulfilling careers, deep friendships, and the love of their lives: a baby girl they adopted at birth. Eventually, they reconciled with Saro’s family just as he faced a formidable cancer that would consume all their dreams.
From Scratch chronicles three summers Tembi spends in Sicily with her daughter, Zoela, as she begins to piece together a life without her husband in his tiny hometown hamlet of farmers. Where once Tembi was estranged from Saro’s family, now she finds solace and nourishment—literally and spiritually—at her mother-in-law’s table. In the Sicilian countryside, she discovers the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close knit community, and timeless traditions and wisdom that light a path forward. All along the way she reflects on her and Saro’s romance—an incredible love story that leaps off the pages.