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From My Mama's Kitchen: Food for the Soul, Recipes for Living Hardcover – January 19, 2009
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From the Author
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.
From the Back Cover
"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
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
Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
I couldn't wait to get home to start reading his book. When I got started I couldn't stop. Johnny Tan is an excellent story teller. The book spoke volumes about unconditional love of a mother to her child and his appreciation of this love. Johnny was very blessed to have this kind of mother and more blessed to have met the other 8 moms who were positive influences in his social and professional growth and development.
There are so many food for the soul and recipes for living in this book and I highly recommend this to anyone who seeks success and all possible good in life. As for me, the best take away is on page 115, " being happy does not mean that everything is perfect, but rather that we have chosen to look beyond the imperfections"
I bought a copy and sent it to my daughter who was celebrating her birthday last August. Then last Christmas, I bought 2 more copies to give to two of my best staff nurses who are mothers too. I wanted to share to them this wonderful book which warmed my heart. Thanks for writing this book Johnny Tan.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was so impressed how the author described his experiences from different women who had nurtured him along the way to his growing up & towards his career. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a wonderful book this was. After reading it, I realized from Johnny, how everyone we meet, can have an impact on us. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sheryl Carr
I met Johnny Tan at a book signing for his book "From My Mama's Kitchen: Food for the Soul" After listening to his story, I knew I had to have a copy and food for the soul... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Julie Doniger
This book is great for all moms of any age. I highly recommend it. Johnny Tan's story about how 9 moms made him to be the man he is today is very inspiring. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jody Miller
Never really got to read this as my Kindle crashed, just locked up, and none of the help desk ideas worked. Read morePublished 22 months ago by mcmahonashley
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. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kaye Barnes Ward