Tears, Laughter, Champagne: A Story of Friendship Forged through Fire and Food
From tea and tears to champagne and laughter, nine women recount their fifteen year journey following the 2003 Canberra bushfires – with the recipes that helped along the way.
“Something rather wonderful and beautiful … stories of friendship and generosity and sharing, and building something that is bigger than the constituent parts of the people involved.”
- RRP (AUD)
- Memoir and cookbook
Karen Downing is a historian living and working in Canberra. She is currently a visitor at the Australian National University’s School of History. Her family home was destroyed in the 2003 bushfires that killed four people and razed nearly 500 homes in Australia’s national capital.