Over the past couple months I've had the opportunity to get to know local author Christine Faour. We've had a number of conversations and gotten together a couple of times but I've probably learned more about her by reading her recipe book.
It likely seems strange that I've learned about someone by reading their recipes but Christine's book "Eat Where You Are" is, as she calls it, a memoir in recipes.
The book is broken down into chapters which organize recipes, and the stories that go along with them, into the different areas and time periods of her life that have influenced her.
I haven't read every story yet but in the ones that I have Christine does a great job letting us into her life enough to know why this recipe belongs in the book.
One of her most famous recipes is her Divorce Fudge. I won't spoil the story by telling how the fudge was named, but I will let you know it is delicious and easy to make. The way my family has taken to it would make the book worth its price if this was the only recipe in it.
To find out more about her book and to order a copy for yourself, visit eatwhereyouare.ca.