In Memory of Bread is a memoir written by Paul Graham about his journey after finding out that he had a wheat allergy at the age of thirty-six. How frightening and life changing that would be! For many of us including the author, we often identify with people through food. Lunch dates, dinner parties, working lunches…When you stop to think about how often we eat with other people it’s more often than it seems. So those folks that have allergies often struggle with those situations. Well, I can’t imagine having to alter my diet so drastically in my thirties. Paul who not only loved and identified with others through food, also brewed his own beer.
Paul discusses his research about gluten, which he gets very scientific in couple of the chapters. Other than that the book is very easy to read and you really begin to sympathize with him and others who have to change their lives so drastically due to a gluten allergy. I recommend this book to anyone who has themselves or has family members who has gone through a forced diet change as well as those who want to have a better understanding of the science behind gluten.
I am thankful for Blogging for Books who sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.