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DRAGONFLY JOURNEY COOKBOOK

DRAGONFLY JOURNEY COOKBOOK

DRAGONFLY JOURNEY COOKBOOK
By Dragonfly Journey Committee (Seattle Keiro Nursing Home for Nikkei Concerns) Seattle: 2012, 198 pp., $20 (plus $5 s/h) paperback)

As cookbooks go, the “Dragonfly Journey Cookbook” is in a class of its own. The book is a fundraiser for the Dragonfly Journey Project at the Seattle Keiro Nikkei Concerns nursing home. The project aims to “support residents and their families during a loved one’s final journey at the end of their life.” The book begins by describing the project and the emotional and cultural support it offers and touches briefly upon the philosophy and symbolism behind the choice of the dragonfly.

Clocking in at almost 200 pages, the book boasts an impressive collection of recipes ranging from Appetizers to Desserts and This & That. The recipes included read like a scrapbook of culinary memories and many feature the names of the contributors and their families, lending it a very personal heartfelt tone.

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