One part travel memoir, one part cookbook, Kim Sunée’s new cookbook A Mouthful of Stars: A Constellation of Favorite Recipes from my World Travels brilliantly demonstrates the truth that “no matter how far we roam, food can always give us a sense of home.” The recipes she includes are not what she considers the best dishes of a particular region or cuisine, but rather ones that “stand out, like bright points of light — shining stars” to help her piece together points in her personal history.
Kim Sunée’s story makes stops in places like Seoul, North Africa, Paris, and Italy, sharing delicious recipes along the way. Her Roast Pork Tacos from Mexico remind her of her first trip to a Tex-Mex restaurant at the age of four, Pan-Seared Salmon with Pistachio-Herb Gremolata of time spent in Scandinavia after completing her studies in the South of France, and Creamy Zucchini Skillet Cornbread of growing up in the Louisiana Bayou.
A perfect continuation of her first cookbook Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home, A Mouthful of Stars will leave you hungering for a taste of these recipes and for the meaning embedded in your own food and cooking.
Kim Sunée is a national best-selling author, former editor for Southern Living and Cottage Living magazines, and her writing has appeared in Food & Wine magazine and The New York Times. To buy a copy of Kim Sunée’s newest cookbook, click here.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal's Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.