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“To cook for someone is an act of love, a gift of self, no matter which dish we choose to prepare. It is a way of saying to the person who is suffering, who must face the trials of a treatment: ‘I love you. I’m here for you. You can count on me.’”
When cancer is at the table, even the greatest of chefs feels helpless. Jérôme Ferrer experienced this when his wife, Virginia, with whom he was about to start a family, learned that she had stage 4 lung cancer. Plunged into an unjust situation, he fought the illness with his weapons of choice: by preparing foods seasoned with memories and tenderness. His testimony is a touching account, a reflection on the power channelled through a simple recipe like stuffed tomatoes, a beautiful story of accompaniment and a generous homage to the "hunger to live" of those who love.
Faim de vivre will resonate with those who care for someone with cancer and who feel powerless in supporting them.
Jérôme Ferrer is the executive chef of Restaurant Europea (Relais & Châteaux and Grandes Tables du Monde). A member of the Académie culinaire de France and Master Chef of France, he is a prominent figure in the culinary landscape of Quebec. He has participated in many television shows and is a multi-published author.
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