Cooking and Screaming

Finding My Own Recipe for Recovery

Cooking and Screaming

  • Gallery Books | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476739007 | 
  • February 2013
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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for Cooking and Screaming by Adrienne Kane includes an introduction, discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book club. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book. 


On a beautiful spring day in Berkeley, California, the day she put the finishing touches on her senior thesis, Adrienne Kane’s life changed forever.  She suffered an AVM – a sudden, hemorrhagic stroke – that completely paralyzed the right side of her body.  It was time for Adrienne to lean on her loved ones: her tireless family, faithful friends, and boyfriend, Brian.

During her painful recovery, Adrienne found solace and independence in the kitchen.  It was the only place she didn’t feel judged, as she slowly taught herself to chop, stir, and grate with her left hand.  When Adrienne served a simple frittata or a decadent roast duck, she lost her self-consciousness: hungry guests looked at her delicious creations, not at her disability.  Cooking was Adrienne’s key to independence, as her sudden tragedy evolved into a supportive marriage, a successful catering business, and a buzzworthy food blog. 

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About the Author

Adrienne Kane
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Adrienne Kane

Adrienne Kane is the author and photographer of the popular food blog, which has a permanent link on Huffington Post. She is a food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer whose work has appeared in Natural Health, Chow, and Digs, and on Her personal essay, "Bring Tenacity to a Boil: Then Serve" is featured in Note to Self: 30 Women on Hardship, Humiliation, Heartbreak, and Overcoming It All. She currently lives and cooks in New Haven, CT.