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From My Mama's Kitchen: Food for the Soul, Recipes for Living Hardcover – January 19, 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 150 pages
  • Publisher: THC Investments (January 19, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982023510
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982023518
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,183,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author


I have been blessed over the years to have the opportunity to cross paths with several wonderful women whom I am proud to call moms. Collectively, my 9 moms became my teachers, coaches and counselors. The unconditional love they provided has enriched my intellectual and spiritual growth.
 
My 9 moms' timeless recipes for living have nourished my soul and guided me to living a life dedicated to teaching others how to use the power of unconditional love as potent leadership and leaving a legacy of love.  

Please join me in spreading the word and sending this wonderful gift of love to everyone you know.

Thank you and have a great day. 
Johnny Tan 

From the Back Cover

"Lucky is the child who can identify and benefit from the care and concern of a network of mothers."
"Johnny Tan has tapped into the core of family life, connection, care and communication - the kitchen. He explores the importance of the back and forth between mother and child, the transfer of knowledge and culture, the expression of love and concern. What intrigues me most is Tan's inclusion of his many mothers, women who have influenced his growth and development."
- Linda Lisi Juergens
Executive Director,
National Association of Mothers' Centers
Jericho New York


"From My Mama's Kitchen is Johnny Tan's charming, nostalgic look at the faith and wisdom imparted by nine moms who shaped his life. Recipes for everyday living and terrific dishes grace the pages of this sweet mosaic book that offers bits and pieces of something for everyone. A recommended warm and fuzzy read!"
- Debora M. Coty
Award-Winning Author of Mom Needs Chocolate,
Everyday Hope, The Distant Shore, and Billowing Sails


From My Mama's Kitchen is a celebration of maternal wisdom. Johnny Tan's love, respect and gratitude for all the "moms" in his life shine through every page. These "recipes for living" should be required reading for anyone in pursuit of happiness and success
- Susan M. Heim
Co-Author,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family

More About the Author

Johnny Tan is the founder of From My Mama's Kitchen®. He is a featured host of a weekly Internet radio program, FMMK Talk Radio, which ranks in the top .1% of Blog Talk Radioʼs most popular shows. Guests have included The New Times number one bestselling authors and experts from the US and other countries.

As a leadership and motivational speaker, Johnny's message is "personal success begins at home." He teaches individuals practical strategies on how to use the power of unconditional love as potent leadership. Love is the catalyst that drives the ambition to succeed when it is given without regard to conditions. Johnny motivates people to create opportunities for themselves to leave a legacy of love.

Customer Reviews

It is easy reading and a fun book.
D. Wayne Dworsky
Johnny Tan dishes out love chapter-by-chapter, incorporating the motherly wisdom he has gained from the beautiful women he so warmly calls his "nine moms."
Cathi Curen
I originally bought this book for my daughter for her 30th birthday, and then bought a copy for myself as well.
Kathryn Coffman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By JED on October 18, 2011
Format: Paperback
I had never heard of this book but was recommended by a friend....and I am so glad that I got to read this heartfelt book of love and life. I was able to identify with the love a mother has for her children and how Mr. Tan shared his recipes for life with his readers ....Thank you for your uplifting book on life and living it to the fullest.....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pat Morgan on June 22, 2014
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Johnny Tan's lessons from "his mama's kitchen" touched me deeply. In this exquisite little book, Johnny shares his "food for the soul" and "recipes for living," born of experience But that's not all. Throughout, he shares his heartfelt love and respect for the women who have most affected his life--his "mama" who adopted him at birth in Malaysia, loved him unconditionally, raised him wisely, and encouraged him to live out his dreams in the United States--and the eight "mamas" who befriended him and shared their recipes and their wisdom all along his journey to the successful, happy man he is today. Great recipes! Beautiful hearts. Beautiful book. I love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Olmstead on March 11, 2014
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From My Mama’s Kitchen is a sincere and heartfelt tribute to mothers, to women, and to the transformative power of love. It leads readers on a journey of the author’s life experiences, and ultimately on a journey of their own. Mr. Tan shares family history and life lessons, prompting us to reminisce about our own favorite memories in the kitchen with loved ones and friends, inhaling delicious aromas and being nourished with wisdom and support. Written as a gift of love for his own family, the author exceeds his goal as each new reader unwraps their own personal package of appreciation for the blessings they've received from the “moms” in their life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kaye Barnes Ward on December 19, 2014
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I received "My Mama's Kitchen" from a friend. This book is a MUST read! Once I started to read, it was impossible to put down. The life lessons mentioned are helpful at any stage of life. As the author stated effective communication skills are essential in building a strong relationship. Many times what we hear is not what was said. It was amazing to see in words that unconditional love is a building block in the power and strength of a lasting relationship. It was an eye opener when the author discussed the importance of the different people that come in and out of our lives. This is a book to be shared with friends!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Coffman on March 2, 2014
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I originally bought this book for my daughter for her 30th birthday, and then bought a copy for myself as well. As a mother and daughter myself, I appreciated the common thread of lessons taught and learned in the kitchen, while mom's are lovingly preparing meals and children are hungrily listening and learning. It's clear to me that the author was speaking both to the mothers and the children, in his presentation and appreciation of his many mothers while growing up. This book makes a lovely read and gift for yourself and the mothers and children in your family and circle of friends,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 330dolly on May 21, 2013
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I thought I was ordering a cook book. But a lovely surprise as I read this delightful book one afternoon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sherril on May 16, 2013
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I especially liked how Mr. Tann was so positive about Moms, and not just his birth mom. It was great how he spoke of how different "moms" influenced his life. There were so many pithy statements scattered throughout the book.
In many ways this book reminds me of teachings from the Bible, especially Proverbs. It made me stop and think about my own mom and what I learned from her.
This is a book all young adults should read as they begin their journey of life on their own, in fact it would be good reading in high school.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Kimmel-Freeman on March 30, 2013
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This is a quick read. If you're expecting a long one, you obviously didn't look at the page count when you got it. It is a book that touches with the concept of motherly love and centrals around recipes for life. It's nice how Johnny includes some recipes in the back of the book and leaves a few pages to include your own input.

I think that Johnny touches an important element in this book- the love that mothers have for their children. I know that it doesn't apply to every single mother out there, nothing is an absolute in life- but it is a nice book that is heart felt and warming.

I like how he's honoring his mom. It's a touching quick read.

I'd recommend for those that enjoy feel good, biographical, and lesson learning pieces. Oh, and those that like recipes too. :)

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review*
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