Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where readers post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book that they are reading or plan to read.
W.W. Norton and Company - 2018
"I grew up eating. A lot. As the great food writer M.F.K. Fisher said, First we eat, then we do everything else. That describes my childhood home. In my mind, my Italian grandmother, Mama Rose, was always cooking. We lived with her in the house she moved to with her parents when they came from Conca Della Compania, a small, mountainous town an hour and a world away from Naples, Italy, to West Warwick, Rhode Island. When I was young, Mama Rose and her mother Nonna, kept an enormous garden in the backyard, and they would sit on summer afternoons and snap the ends off string beans (served cold with garlic and mint), press tomatoes into sauce, pickle red and green peppers for the Christmas antipasto. We had fruit trees -- Seckel pear, cherry, apple, fig--and blueberry and raspberry bushes. They raised rabbits and chickens too. More than once a beloved white bunny -- Snowball, Snowflake, Snowy -- disappeared from its cage only for us to have funny-tasting chicken that night at dinner."
What do you think - read more or pass?