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July 13, 2007

Divorce And The Kitchen

Divorce And The Kitchen

Ame Gilbert studied fine arts, but when she got married and had children, she found her life defined by the kitchen. Fortunately she loved to cook. After she had children, cooking became her primary means of communicating with her husband.

Once she separated from her husband, Ame realized that she didn't have anyone to talk to about food. So she created a whole new voice for herself, and that meant a whole new language of cooking. Dick talks with Ame about the 'map dinners' that helped her create a new family ritual and escape from the reality of Dad's empty chair at the table.  

  • Explore Ame's favorite food sites here and here
  • Ame wrote about her food/divorce odyssey in the magazine Gastronomica

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