REVIEWED BY THAILAN PHAM
A satisfying blend of travelog and cookbook, Sunée's debut chronicles her wanderings as a twentysomething in the '90s. Abandoned in a Korean market at 3, then adopted by a well-meaning but distant New Orleans couple, she grows up longing for a sense of home, which she tries to create with the men she meets in travels through France, Sweden, French Guiana. Now a food editor at Cottage Living, Sunée bookmarks her life with recipes—kimchi, la daube provençale. Her introspective prose conveys the uneasy limbo of a journey that is arduous and ongoing—but always delicious.