DINNER WITH EDWARD, by Isabel Vincent

A charmer of a memoir about the author's long dinner relationship and growing friendship  with an elderly neighbor, Recently-widowed, his reason for living gone, Edward makes a comeback by cooking gourmet dinners for his new, troubled, neighbor. And, from time to time, a variety of friends he's made as he searches New York's gourmet food emporiums (not those you'd first think of) for the perfect ingredients. But it's about much more than food: Edward serves up lessons in living a meaningful life to a woman whose own life has gone sideways. A small, short read of significance; good things do indeed come in small packages. This could make a nice stocking stuffer for a foodie friend.
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