{Book Review} (Dis)comfort Food

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This is probably one of the strangest foodie novels that I’ve read so far. (Dis)comfort Food is a strange combination of appetizing, unappetizing, dark and gruesome. The story of how one woman goes from being painfully average to a witch living in Arkansas.

The story starts with Rosie living a very average and mediocre life when suddenly she finds herself caring for her terminally ill husband. Suddenly a mysterious friend of Rosie’s mother, Vera Caldwell, shows up with a delicious Cheesy Chicken Delight casserole. Circumstances change and Rosie finds out her marriage is not what she thought it was and finds herself plunged into a world of ancient witchcraft.

Like a lot of the foodie novels I read food and “magic” are often intertwined themes. Food brings out a lot of emotions in people. What I liked about this book was that it explored a more sinister side. Some parts verge on grotesque but more in an almost comical way.

A large part of the book focuses on a magical recipe journal. I don’t want to divulge too much but the book cooks up such “homemade” casseroles as Cheesy Chicken Delight and Ranch House Chicken Roundup.

I received a copy to review

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