Stir: My Bro­ken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home

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May 19, 2015

At 28, Jes­si­ca Fech­tor was hap­pi­ly immersed in grad­u­ate school and her young mar­riage, and think­ing about start­ing a fam­i­ly. Then one day she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her brain. She near­ly died. She lost her sense of smell and sight in her left eye and was forced to the side­lines of the life she loved.

Jessica’s jour­ney to recov­ery began in the kitchen, as soon as she was able to stand at the stove­top and stir. There, she drew strength from the restora­tive pow­er of cook­ing and bak­ing. Writ­ten with intel­li­gence, humor, and warmth, Stir is a heart­felt exam­i­na­tion of what it means to nour­ish and be nourished.

Woven through­out the nar­ra­tive are 27 recipes for dish­es that com­fort and delight. Stir is sure to inspire and send you straight to the kitchen.

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