When Isabel Vincent’s marriage was falling apart, she befriended the father of a friend, a recently widowed man in his 90s. Over weekly dinners prepared by Edward, the two began to share their stories. Food as a metaphor for emotional and psychological nourishment is far from a new conceit, but there is much to find endearing in Vincent’s memoir. Edward delivers life lessons with the same apparent ease as he cooks delicious French recipes.
Isabel joins us now to discuss this incredible story...
Our Irish history books taught us about iconic female figures like Queen Maeve of Connacht and the legendary Gráinne Mhaol. But what about some of the astounding female heroes in areas of science, art and more that history overlooked?
Are you sometimes confused about what to wear for those special occasions? Or maybe you worry about which is the right fork to use, or when to take your hat off at a wedding, or if you should send a thank you card instead of a text?