Magic of Memoir Blog Tour: Braided: A Journey of A Thousand Challahs by Beth Ricanti

We are so happy to be part of BookSparks “Magic of Memoir” blog tour. We will be reading and reviewing five very different memoirs over the next two months.

Our second book is called Braided: A Journey of A Thousand Challahs by Beth Ricanti, MD. Can you say YUMMY? I skimmed through some of this book and I loved the premise and the recipes that she included. The idea of a consistent habit or routine, in this case making bread, improving your mental health? Sign me up!

About the Book:

What if you could bake bread once a week, every week? What if the smell of fresh bread could turn your house into a home? And what if the act of making the bread―mixing and kneading, watching and waiting―could heal your heartache and your emptiness, your sense of being overwhelmed? It can.

This is the surprise that physician-mother Beth Ricanati learned when she started baking challah: that simply stopping and baking bread was the best medicine she could prescribe for women in a fast-paced world.

About the Author

Beth Ricanati, MD’s debut book, Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs chronicles her journey of a thousand challahs and one woman’s quest for wellness and peace. This physician-mother has built her career around bringing wellness into women’s everyday lives, especially busy moms juggling life and children. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her MD from Case Western Reserve University; she completed her internal medicine residency at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC. She has practiced at the NY-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic.. In addition, her writings have appeared in peer-reviewed medical journals and many lifestyle blogs. Ricanati lives in the Los Angeles area with her family and one challah-loving dog.

Beth has a wonderful website with lots of great articles recipes and interviews!

Thank you to Courtney at BookSparks for coordinating this amazing blog tour. We’ve gotten a peek at the rest of the books and trust me, they are all incredible and powerful!