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More Than Our Bellies, a cookbook by Phillip Lim & Viviane Sassen.
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"Food is like love to me; the love we dream about, the
love we give and the love we receive. Love memories
that sustain and nourish more than our bellies.
Cooking began as a way to bring me closer to home
and closer to memories of my mother, because
feeding her family was the way she spoke her love.
The scent of certain foods I knew as a boy are
olfactory recollections that fondly transport me
back to her kitchen where I would linger in
anticipation and excitement.
Let me be honest with you – I am not a chef, and
this is not a traditional cookbook. The recipes are
personal and perhaps naive, but over the years they
have allowed me to express myself and share my joy
of cooking with loved ones.
More importantly, this book is about expressing love
by sharing inspiration.
So I asked my friend Viviane Sassen, a kindred spirit,
to take this journey with me. Her art is a continuous
source of discovery. Her photographs transport me to
places that I dream about and long to return to – they
help me to be present in these quietly powerful and
profound moments of real life. To put it simply, she
inspires me in every way and I am so proud of what we
have made together: a conversation between two
friends, a desire to share love, a manifestation of both
worlds intertwined, and all the things that nourish us.
It’s my hope that you will enjoy what this book
brings you – the personal pilgrimage contained in
each recipe, in each photograph, each memory. This
process has been an opening of my heart and a
reminder to keep taking leaps of faith, because here in
the unknown, is often where we find the next steps.
So take your time, make it your own, make beautiful
love memories. All I hope is that you enjoy the journey."
– Phillip Lim