Dinner with Edward PDF õ Dinner with MOBI :å

Dinner with Edward PDF õ Dinner with MOBI :å

  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Dinner with Edward
  • Isabel Vincent
  • English
  • 06 April 2015
  • 9781616204228

10 thoughts on “Dinner with Edward

  1. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    A wonderful relationship between an man whose wife of sixty two years has died and the author asked to look in on him by his two daughters Edward is an amazing man a man who wholeheartedly loved his wife loves to cook and entertain Isabel is in a troubled marriage a journalist who is working in New York The menus are wonderful the descriptions of the food make one hungry So from dinners and conversation a special friendship is formed A glorious and sentimental story of how two people a generation apart help each other through troubled times I fell in love with Edward it was hard not to he is such an elegant intelligent man a man who only uses the best We learn of his life with his wife so beautiful so sad We watch how Isabel changes becoming a fuller person makes changes in her life happier Learn a little history Roosevelt Island and the mental institution that once inhabited this space and still leaves traces All in all a wonderful delightful storyARC from publisher

  2. Ammar Ammar says:

    Beautiful and short A book about love and nourishment About slowing down and taking it easy Isabel the journalist the newly separated and then divorced Edward the 93 years old widower who cooks and by himself is a university of life Over many dinners life is discussed and advice dispensed Love and death life and work memoirs of the past and dreams of the future Heart warming and touching I wish there was some recipes of those wonderful dishes that he prepared for her

  3. Connie G Connie G says:

    Isabel was just helping out a friend who asked her to check in on her father who was recently widowed Nonagenarian Edward was grieving the loss of his beloved wife and felt he had no reason to live Isabel and Edward's first dinner together was the beginning of a five year friendship Isabel's marriage was crumbling so she needed companionship as much as Edward did She was also adjusting to life in New York City as an investigative reporter after previous jobs as a foreign correspondentEdward was a charming Southern gentleman who had come to New York hoping for an acting career although he ended up working as a welder and a tailor Edward enjoyed writing poetry making furniture and was a gourmet cook He and Isabel enjoyed his fabulous meals accompanied by perfectly chilled martinis and wine Edward had a gift of enjoying life to the fullest from making new friends to baking perfect apricot souffles Edward told Isabel that he was grateful that Isabel had come into his life at a critical time We gave each other the courage to go on with our lives We were eually giving and receiving in that period which was crucial to you and me Dinner with Edward is a small lovely book about a special relationship In these days where we often eat on the run it's also a reminder to take the time to share a wonderful meal with good food and thoughtful conversation

  4. DeB MaRtEnS DeB MaRtEnS says:

    35 stars Isabel Vincent is in her forties with a crumbling marriage newly employed by Th New York Post and has relocated with her family to New York from Toronto after a career spent primarily as a foreign correspondent Edward in his nineties and the father of Isabel's concerned friend Valerie is a new widower deeply bereft from the recent death of his beloved wife Edward has lost his zest for life; Isabel is asked by Valerie who lives in Canada to check on Edward periodically Edward cooks divinely Old fashioned perfectly composed dinners reminiscent of Julia Child's French method of creating elegant cuisine are Edward's re entry to having a passion for life again and those meals begin by inviting Isabel to dinner weekly What follows is Isabel Vincent's memoir of those meals of her friendship with the multi talented and faceted Edward and the life changes for both Edward becomes an admirer a mentor an advisor a source of nourishment for Isabel's trampled soul and immature personality along with the food he brings in the safe haven of his apartment With Edward Isabel experiences chivalry develops a sense of her own femininity and and examines life values from a broader scope In effect she grows up I cringed a couple of times when Isabel vented about men and that she didn't want anything to do with them again I'm not sure if she intended for the reader to feel the nuances of her remark or was truly unaware of the ageism in it After a certain age people lose visibility Losing one's gender is actually disheartening which the young in this world of politically correct gender neutral wouldn't understand An elderly man continues to be a MAN perhaps frailer greyer but still wants to be considered a MAN Women suffer from the same invisibility pooled into the greyscale with men Isabel's remarks pointed out her insular life experience and how much Edward's insights had jump started Isabel's growth By end of the book we see that Isabel has indeed grown up moving outside of the self centred orbit that was hers upon moving to New York She was a fortunate woman to have met Edward at such a critical point in her life

  5. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    In this heartwarming memoir a journalist tells how friendship with an elderly gentleman rekindled her appetite for life New to NYC and with a faltering marriage Isabel received an unusual reuest from her friend Valerie Would she look in on Valerie's father Edward? In his nineties he'd recently been widowed and Valerie was worried about him losing the will to live If he could have a guest to cook for and entertain it might give him a new sense of purpose As it turned out it was a transformative friendship for the author as much as for Edward Each chapter opens with a mouth watering menu Although Edward is now deceased when we see him for the final time he is still alive and well This is a nice way to leave things – rather than with a funeral which might have altered the overall toneNon subscribers can read an excerpt of my review at BookBrowse

  6. Adrienne Adrienne says:

    Stunning Wonderful Unputdownable This book is described as a story of an unexpected friendship And it is But so much The tender and enchanting account of a friendship between a very elderly man early 90's and a lady late 30's played out over dinners and some letters

  7. JanB JanB says:

    25 starsIsabel struggling over her crumbling marriage and Edward a man in his 90s who is grieving over the recent death of his wife strike up a friendship over weekly dinners The meals that are so lavishly described are a springboard for stories from both their lives Edward's wisdom on love marriage and life is sprinkled throughout Through this unlikely friendship both begin to heal from their woundsThe problem for me is I felt something was missing It was sweet but there was no depth and I didn't become attached to either character especially Isabel Although a short novel I struggled to finish it For a book that revolves around food so much recipes would have been nice I do not recommend the audiobook The narrator has an odd cadence to her speech and overacts the part She reads it with a light chick lit tone

  8. Abbie | ab_reads Abbie | ab_reads says:

    Thank you pushkinpress for gifting me a copy of Dinner with Edward to review I read this for #NonFictionNovember finally got another one under my belt woo a moving memoir of a sweet friendship between Isabel Vincent a journalist in New York who at the time was going through a marriage crisis and Edward a ninety something year old who had just lost his wife of 69 years when the two were introduced by his daughterIsabel starts going round to Edward’s apartment for delicious meals and life lessons as the nonagenarian decided 20 years ago that his wife had done than her fair share of cooking and wanted to cook for them cultivating a veritable passion for food I did think their friendship was lovely although both are not without their flaws something I feel mean saying because they’re both real people we’re all flawed duh Some of Edward’s views were very much what you’d expect of a ninety something year old and honestly I thought Isabel was a bit selfish once she pulled through her crisis and found love againThis might just be my cold cynical English self showing but some parts of this book just rang a little false Do Americans really get together and then proclaim joyfully to one another ‘This has been the greatest night of my life I won’t ever forget it’? Because when British people have a dinner party we say ‘Right then I better be off thanks’ I’m not saying one is better than the other I’m just saying it felt a bit sentimental for my own tastesBut the meals omg Do not read this book on an empty stomach I wish there had been a recipe book attached to it Edward can COOK The dinner parties he hosted sounded fantastic full of conversation and importantly sumptuous foodOverall a sweet read that verged on sickly at times but not bad

  9. Pamela Pamela says:

    Connoisseurs of fine foods and refined friends this elegantly charming memoir might just be your next great read I myself prefer food and fellowship on a country casual scale I couldn't uite make an intimate connection with the author or the urban oasis setting Still though overall I enjoyed this tantalizing cameo memoir And I could relate to how a woman loses herself feeling overwhelmingly invisible and inconseuential over the years trying to be everything to everyone as a nurturer and working gal cog in the wheel OH but I warn you gourmet foodie or not this book will make you crazy hungry so consider this an after dinner mint sort of read Some of the exuisitely exotic dishes made me swoon and salivate with envy Everyone needs be blessed with a wise and wonderful friend and foodie like Edward THREE Exotic Food and Exuiste Friends Cameo Memoir STARS

  10. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Enjoyed reading this delightful Why did I read it? I wanted a food memoir to read for the Better World reading challenge and I saw a review for this by Katherine over at I Wish I Lived in a LibraryPlot Well there isn't one but there is a wonderful accounting of Edward in his nineties and Isabel who is in an unhappy marriage Isabel visits Edward once a week and partakes in his delicious meals No recipes but oh my makes me want to appreciate and taste such foodWhat Appeals to Me? The way Edward lives his life so fully in his nineties and his obvious deep love and devotion to his wife who is now dead He battles with this loss but it does not diminish too much his participation in life I liked the way Isabel valued the friendship and grew as a person in the time she was able to experience this special relationshipAnd so Very happy to have read it As one person also pointed out from It's Monday What Are You Reading? pointed out there is a great tip for scrambled eggs that she uses to this day I have yet to try it but I will

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Dinner with Edward[Epub] ➞ Dinner with Edward ➣ Isabel Vincent – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk When Isabel meets Edward both are at a crossroads he wants to follow his late wife to the grave and she is ready to give up on love Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter who lives far awa When Isabel meets Edward both are at a crossroads he wants to follow his late wife to the grave and she is ready to give up on love Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter who lives far away and has asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light as air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for Dinner with MOBI :å the glorious dinners that Edward prepares he shares so much than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini or even his tips for deboning poultry Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does to deconstruct her own life cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts no matter how messy that proves to be.

About the Author: Isabel Vincent

Isabel Vincent born in Toronto is a Canadian investigative journalist who writes for the New York Post an alumna of the University of Toronto Varsity newspaper and the author of several booksfrom Wikipedia.