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Thursday, May 27, 2010

EAT, PRAY, LOVE- Book Review

My latest edition to my little library, went crazy to get it after I seen its trailer with Julia Roberts in it. Ok, I am a Julia fan. After reading its synopsis on wikipedia, I knew I had to get it.

A non fiction work which I actually enjoy.

One of my secret dream is to travel around(who doesn't? Duh and not so secret anymore). It can be any country or continent, I would be happy to explore the country.

So this book kinda click with my secret dream. Except the writer seems to have it all but she goes into a soul searching trip, by divorcing her husband, living in a small apartment while paying for a vacant beautiful suburbs house she used to share with her husband and also decided to give herself a year holiday visiting Italy (Eat), India (Pray) and Bali (Love). The travel is possible because she received an advance for a travel book. Too good to be true?!

I do not even mind if its a fiction, this book make me feel I am human, and its ok to feel certain ways even when things appear to cheery.

A positive read.

Here, a trailer on Eat,Pray, Love in case you are wondering what I just wrote or you are too lazy to read the book.

Marion Cotillard for Lady Dior

Doesn't she look like a young Susan Sarandon in this ad?

For those who do not know her, Marion is a French actress who won an Ocsar/ BAFTA for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. Recently, she received a Golden Globe nomination for the musical Nine.

Vegetarian soup

My 2nd maternal aunt always blow me away with her vegetarian soup. Clear, without the need of adding mock meats and with just basic seasoning, I could just have her soup for a meal. Maybe it just me thinking too much or too romantically. I always feel I will get extra glow from drinking her soup, very nourishing. My aunt's soups also impressed the meat eaters who swear by meat or bones in their soup, I even have customers asking my aunt whether she uses sugar in the soup!!!?

Above is a picture where I decided to capture her soup ingredients in case I might need it someday ^^
The soup should be modified from ABC soup minus the salty vege and onion. I see my aunt added beetroot, turnip, potatoes, carrots and corns. Don't underestimate these ingredients, it beat some of the better vegetarian restaurants' soup. No picture of soup broth as I drank it greedily when I got the tiffin. The colour is light red due to the beets.

One more secret to great soups, my aunt uses organic ingredients and am generous with the ingredients all the time!!

Anyone tried, please share with me the result ya.