"It takes a brave person to write a cookbook these days," begins Thomas Moore (author of Care of the Soul: A Guide to Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life) in his foreword to The Alchemy of Cooking.
"In this book you will sense no heroics . . . What you get is a sophisticated man choosing to eat simply and inviting others to share in his culinary happiness. Chef as therapist."
"I was reminded of James Holman’s Freud’s Own Cookbook with its recipes for such psychological fare as "momovers’ and ‘Paranoid Pie.’"