Travel Thursday: From Scratch – A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

Travel Thursday is a weekly bookish meme that combines two of my favorite things: reading and traveling. The goal is to choose a book that took you somewhere new (or somewhere you’d like to visit again)!

I would love to read more about everyone else’s literary travels as well! So here are some general guidelines for Travel Thursday if you’d like to participate!

The Rules:
  1. Every Thursday (or any Thursday you want to participate), choose a book that features somewhere you’d like to travel to! It could be somewhere you’ve never been before or somewhere you’d like to visit again.
  2. Include a description of the location and why you’d like to visit!
  3. Link back to me so I can find new blogs to follow (and add new places to my travel bucket list)!

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

  • Author: Tembi Locke
  • Year of publication: 2019
  • Genre: Memoir
  • Setting(s): Sicily, Italy

I read From Scratch earlier this year and it is easily one of my favorite memoirs of all time, and maybe even one of my favorite books in general!

The memoir takes place in several different settings (including California and various other locations in Italy). However, I felt that the portion of the book that took place in Sicily was the most powerful and memorable, and it really inspired me to want to visit someday and eat delicious Sicilian food.

Here are some photos of beautiful places in Sicily that I’d like to visit and delicious foods I’d like to eat!

Sicily - Great Italian Chefs
Photo by Great Italian Chefs
Visit Sicily Before December 2021 and the Island Will Pay For Some of Your  Holiday
Photo by Time Out
Sicilian Countryside Full-Day Tour from Taormina 2021
Photo by Viator
Palermo street food: traditional sicilian cuisine | Alitalia Discover Italy
Photo by Alitalia Discover Italy
Traditional Sicilian food | The Thinking Traveller
Photo by The Thinking Traveller
Top 10 Sicilian dishes you cannot miss - Sicily Day By Day
Photo by Sicily Day By Day

Anyone else suddenly feeling hungry? There are so many other photos of the landscape and food that I could include, but I’ll stop there since my stomach is growling. Sicily seems like such a beautiful place with a really interesting history and culture that I’d like to learn more about. And reading From Scratch was a great way to start learning more about this beautiful place! I really felt immersed in the places and cultures while reading it. You can find my review of this beautiful memoir here!

I wonder… Where in the world will my next book take me?

Leave a comment below describing your most recent literary travels!

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