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The measure of my powers : a memoir of food, misery, and Paris
2017
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On the surface, Jackie Kai Ellis's life was the one that every woman wanted. She was in her late twenties and married to a handsome man, she had a successful career as a designer, and a home that she shared with her husband. But instead of feeling fulfilled, happy, and loved, each morning she'd wake up dreading the day ahead, searching for a way out. Depression clouded every moment. In this darkness, she could only find one source of light: the kitchen. It was the place where Jackie escaped, finding peace, comfort, and acceptance. This is the story of how, armed with nothing but a love of food and the words of the great 20th century food writer M.F.K. Fisher, one woman begins a journey - from France to Italy, then the Congo and back again - to find herself.
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Prefacep. 1
Chocolate Chip Cookie (2007)p. 7
Pork and Chive Dumplings (1921-2014)p. 25
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (1985-1992)p. 43
Eggplant Bharta (2008)p. 57
The Twin (2010)p. 71
Farmers' Market Vancouver (2008)p. 89
"Good" Granola (2006-2011)p. 101
Farmers' Market Paris (2011)p. 109
The Congo (2012)p. 117
Tell Me I'm Beautiful (2012)p. 125
Les Parisiens (2011-2013)p. 135
The Dress (2011)p. 151
Italy (2011)p. 157
A Bridge in Lyon (2012)p. 169
Every Saturday Morning (2007-2011)p. 183
A Little Key (2011)p. 193
A Letter (2016)p. 201
The Croissant (2012)p. 209
Letting Go (2011-2014)p. 227
Eggs (1986-2011)p. 237
How to Open a Financially Successful Bakery (2012)p. 243
Letting Go (2012)p. 253
How to Open a Financially Successful Bakery (2013)p. 259
The Measure of My Powers (2016)p. 273
Acknowledgmentsp. 276
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