An award-winning TV journalist and breast cancer survivor, Linda Ellerbee has written an exuberant memoir about the people she met and the food she shared with them during more than 40 years of traipsing across the globe as an avid traveler. Ellerbee finds inspiration both in the hopeful Afghan children with whom she dined during a post-9/11 trip to Kabul and in an empathetic 8-year-old who helped her serve sandwiches at a Baltimore shelter. Most of all, she writes about the many ways that food can bring people together: She revitalized a strained marriage after a sensual lunch and formed a friendship with Malcolm Forbes after enjoying caviar on his yacht. Throughout, Ellerbee is poignant and perceptive but never pretentious. Take Big Bites will have readers sending their compliments to the chef.