About the book...
From Erin French, owner and chef of the critically acclaimed The Lost Kitchen, a TIME world dining destination, a life-affirming memoir about survival, renewal, and finding a community to lift her up.
Long before The Lost Kitchen became a world dining destination with every seating filled the day the reservation book opens each spring, Erin French was a girl roaming barefoot on a 25-acre farm, a teenager falling in love with food while working the line at her dad’s diner and a young woman finding her calling as a professional chef at her tiny restaurant tucked into a 19th century mill. This singular memoir—a classic American story—invites readers to Erin's corner of her beloved Maine to share the real person behind the “girl from Freedom” fairytale, and the not-so-picture-perfect struggles that have taken every ounce of her strength to overcome, and that make Erin’s life triumphant.
“I can only imagine how remarkable Erin French’s creations at The Lost Kitchen truly must taste—based on her immersive descriptions of food and cooking that weave throughout FINDING FREEDOM. This book is BEAUTIFUL—French allows us into her life like an old friend, letting us cry with her, learn with her, and laugh with her. If you aren’t ready to pack up and move to Maine by the end of the book, you might need to just start again. A truly phenomenal, hopeful read that will surely have you craving a decadent but humble meal.” Anastasia Soroko, Bank Square Books (Mystic, Connecticut)
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