Praise & Reviews


“compelling, confessional memoir”
Mimi Read, New York Times

“laden with dreamy, luscious evocations of cooking, eating and consuming.”
Bich Minh Nguyen, Chicago Tribune

“her introspective prose conveys the uneasy limbo of a journey that is arduous and ongoing – but always delicious”
Thailan Pham, People Magazine

“a tale you won’t soon forget”
– June Sawyers, San Francisco Chronicle

“Sensuous, observant and sprinkled with mouthwatering recipes… a luxuriant read”
– Misha Berson, Seattle Times

“First-time author Kim Sunée writes a fascinating account of her life thus far… Like Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun, Trail of Crumbs is vivid, rich and intoxicating, both for the stories Suneé tells and the exotic recipes that conclude many of the chapters.”
Chicago Sun-Times

“Kim Sunée’s mysterious origins have given her both the exile’s curse and the exile’s charmed life.  This coming of age memoir is brave, emotional, and gorgeously written. I’m already awaiting Volume Two.”
Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun and A Year in the World

“Trail of Crumbs reminds me of what heavily costumed and concealed waifs we all are.  Kim Sunée tells us so much about the French that I never learned in 25 trips to Paris, but mostly about the terrors and pleasure of that infinite octopus, love.  A fine book.”
Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall and The Raw and the Cooked: Adventures of a Roving Gourmand

“Kim Sunée takes us on a lyrical journey from Korea to New Orleans to the South of France. Along the way there are unforgettable portraits and a heartbreaking romance, but food is her touchstone and her passion.  The descriptions on almost every page are mouth-wateringly evocative, the recipes divine—she is the M.F.K. Fisher of her generation.”
Julia Reed, author of Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena and a contributing editor at Vogue and Newsweek

“Kim Sunée’s poetic memoir is like a piece of dark chocolate–bittersweet, satisfying, and finished all too soon. At the end of this lovely book, I wanted to follow Sunée’s Trail of Crumbs all the way back to the beginning, savoring every morsel along the way. ”
Laura Fraser, author of An Italian Affair

USA Today

“A coming-of-age tale that’s garnished with lush, sensual descriptions of landscape and cuisine.”