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195 Recipes. 195 Countries. 195 Weeks
Finding Peace After Turmoil & Happiness After Difficulty​​​​​​​
Sasha Martin
Best-selling author, food writer, blogger & poet.
She set out to cook—and eat—a meal from every country in the world.

From Food Stamps & Foster Homes In Boston
To France & Luxembourg. 
From Wesleyan, and the C.I.A. To Tulsa

The Journey of Sasha Martin, author of “Life from Scratch,”
a memoir of food, family, and forgiveness.

Meet Sasha Martin —Sasha grew up in and out of many homes across two continents. This includes living in several foster homes and with family friends. Though loved and cared for, she often felt unsure of her place in the world. She discovered that creative expression through her art, writing, and cooking helped heal and feel her way through life’s challenges and celebrations.

Cooking every country was just the beginning.

For nearly four years, Sasha and her family cooked more than 650 recipes from 195 countries and territories. Curious, open-minded, and open-hearted, they at really, really well – all from her modest kitchen in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She discovered the experience connected her family with people from all over the globe. She documented her experience in the blog she built from scratch: Global Table Adventure—the go-to place for global foodies.

Her book, “Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness” (National Geographic, 2015), allowed her to connect her family’s cooking adventure with a deeper search for a sense of belonging. 

Named a best new book and book club pick in O, the Oprah Magazine, People Magazine, and was a GoodReads Choice Awards Finalist. “Life From Scratch” chronicles her attempt to cook her way to happiness and self-acceptance. Her work has been featured in many places, including Food & Wine, People Magazine, NPR, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Kitchen, O Magazine, Boston Globe, and Food52.
Our Discussion Will Cover Some Of These & Other Topics

  • Down the Road On A Creative Journey How walking in new directions to new experiences and experiments in expression bring beginnings to new journeys. Discovering the beauty and power of poetry, painting, drawing, writing, cooking, and more.

  • Overcoming A Difficult Childhood Through CookingThe power of cooking to help famiies bond, empower, and heal.

  • Variety Is The Spice of LifeHow transcending from boring "same ole" meals by setting a global table can ignite passion and compassion and bring back the joy and adventure of cooking with your family and/or your friends.

  • The Story Behind NamesFrom "Sasha" to "Global Table Adventure," and "Life From Scratch." Sasha shares the power of words and ideas.

  • The Road To Love On A MotorcycleHow choices and decisions can open doors and possibilities. Jetting around the Oklahoma plains on her Kawasaki brought more than adventure to Sasha's life.

  • You Ask The Questions, We Get You AnswersBring your questions, thoughts, ideas, and experiences in our interactive chat during the livestream

  • Allan Karl, Host of Journeys Webcast

    Bestselling author of "FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, Connection," motorcycle adventurer, television host, keynote speaker, and award winning photographer.

  • Sasha Martin

    Bestselling author, food writer, blogger, and poet.

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