The around-the-world journey that locally based food blogger Sasha Martin undertook was truly remarkable; over the span of nearly four years, this Tulsa-based mom and author -- who's our guest on ST today -- set out to cook, and eat, a meal from every country on the planet. That story is told in full in Martin's new memoir, "Life From Scratch," which is just out from National Geographic Press, and which Kirkus Reviews calls "poignant, heart-warming, and generously filled with delicious recipes." Even more surprising, however, might be the difficult if not disturbing childhood that Martin reveals in this often brutally honest autobiography, a rather tragic, ungrounded, and quite atypical upbringing that ultimately left her more determined than ever to seek out both peace and stability in a life of worldly foods and cultural adventures. And that, as readers will discover, is exactly what she has done. Please note that Martin will be reading from, and signing copies of, her new book this evening, Tuesday the 3rd, at a Book Smart Tulsa event at the Retro Den (located on South Harvard). The event begins at 7pm.