The Temporary Bride

The Temporary Bride

A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran

Book - 2017
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"Jennifer Klinec is fearless. In her thirties, she abandons her bland corporate job to launch a cooking school from her London apartment and travel the world in search of delicious recipes and obscure culinary traditions. Her journey takes her to Iran, where she seeks out a local woman to learn the secrets of Persian cuisine. Vahid is suspicious of the strange foreigner who turns up in his mother's kitchen. Unused to such a bold and independent woman, he is frustrated to find himself, the prized only son of the house, largely ignored for the first time. But when the two are thrown together on an unexpected adventure, they discover a mutual attraction that draws them irresistibly toward each other--but also pits them against harsh Iranian laws and customs, which soon threaten to tear the unlikely lovers apart. Getting under the skin of one of the most complex and fascinating nations on earth, THE TEMPORARY BRIDE is a soaring, intricately woven story of being loved, being fed, and struggling to belong."
Publisher: New York :, Twelve,, 2017.
Edition: First U.S. Trade Paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781455537693
Branch Call Number: 915.5046 K655K
Characteristics: 230 pages ; 21 cm


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A Canadian foodie travels to Iran to learn the finer points of Persian cuisine and ends up falling in love.

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Sep 19, 2017

Travel, food and love---a great combination for an interesting book. This memoir is written by an author who knows how to bring the complexities of a country and its food to life. Now I want to go try some Iranian rice.

Mar 06, 2016

The title of this book caught my attention and after reading a few pages of her excellent writing I just kept reading. It really is an autobiography because the author describes a year in her life with flashbacks to her youth and background. I guess what caught my attention was her wonderful way of describing food prepared in her kitchen and then on her travels to Iran. What I was unprepared for was the love story with an Iranian young man that followed. An enjoyable read.


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