“Phyllis Grant has the voice of a poet and the sensuality of a cook. This very brave book makes you want to experience the world with equal intensity. As for the recipes. . . completely irresistible.”
— Ruth Reichl, author of Save Me the Plums

“What a beautiful, rich, and poetic memoir this is. Phyllis Grant writes of longing, suffering, celebration, family, and food with such delicate power. Like the best chefs, she knows how to make a masterpiece from a few simple ingredients: truth, taste, poignancy, and love. This is a wonderful book.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls

“How do we locate ourselves in time? In our families? Within the intricacies of our own appetites? With raw candor and discipline, Phyllis Grant peels back the layers of her innermost experience and gives us a memoir as rich and nuanced, as delicate as life itself.”
— Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance

“Phyllis Grant writes sentences that send jolts through your body. This book is poetry. This book is truth. In structure and tone it’s like nothing I have ever encountered. I devoured it in a few hours and when I was done, I was crying on the train home.”
— Jeff Gordinier, author of Hungry

Everything Is Under Control is a captivating memoir for the ages. Phyllis Grant writes with such grace, economy of language, lack of sentimentality, and a narrative tautness that infuses her kaleidoscopic story of sustenance and survival with utter humanity. I couldn’t put it down.”
— Elissa Altman, author of Motherland

“Everything Is Under Control is a beautiful paradox—the book moves expansively, generously across the decades, in prose as clean and economical as a chef’s knife dicing an onion. The result is addictively readable and ultimately wise, true, and real.”
— Claire Dederer, author of Love and Trouble

“Phyllis Grant’s writing finds the swiftest, most pointed way to the heart. I’d have read it in one go but had to stop and rush into my kitchen to make her recipes for Lamb Popsicles and Grandma’s Fudgy Icebox Brownies. An absolutely beautiful work.”
— Elisabeth Prueitt, co-founder of Tartine, author of Tartine: A Classic Revisited

“I don’t know what’s more delicious: Phyllis’ recipes or her stunningly beautiful prose. These stories will stick with you long after you’re finished reading, but like her fudgy icebox brownies, you will want to devour this book again and again.”
— Molly Yeh, blogger and Food Network host