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Food Fights and Friends

Food Fights and Fun

Best-selling author Kate Jacobs tells Alyne Ellis her latest tale about a lady turning 50 who cooks up a lot of angst.

The novel is called Comfort Food, and it's about a relationship between a mother and her daughter.

From Chapter One of the book, via

"Gus Simpson adored birthday cake.

"Chocolate, coconut, lemon, strawberry, vanilla–she had a particular fondness for the classics. Even though she experimented with new flavors and frostings, drizzling with syrups and artfully arranging hibiscus petals, Gus more often took the retro route with piped-on flowers or a flash of candy sprinkles across the iced top. Because birthday cake was really about nostalgia, she knew, about reaching in and using the senses to remember one perfect childhood moment."

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