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Women Who Eat: A New Generation on the Glory of Food (Live Girls)

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ISBN13: 9781580050920
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Move over, Betty Crocker. Women are reclaiming their pots and pans, but it?s a new era in the kitchen. Today?s generation of women is putting a fresh spin on the "joy of cooking" — and eating and entertaining. Women both in and out of the culinary profession share their stories about the many ways food shapes and enhances their lives.

New York Times columnist Amanda Hesser praises the joys of simple food, and Food and Wine editor Kate Sekules discusses the importance of having a restaurant where you?re recognized. Theresa Lust, author of Pass the Polenta, vividly remembers a childhood making sauerkraut with her grandmother, while Gabrielle Hamilton, chef-owner of the New York restaurant Prune, explores her own ?unapologetic carnivorism? and Michelle Tea describes her working-class Polish family?s meals as ?tripe, kielbasa, shellfish and beer.? One woman owns up to her culinary ineptitude in an era when being a gourmet cook is all the rage, while another remembers preferring chicken nuggets from the cafeteria to mom?s homemade vegetable biryani.

Women Who Eat not only presents an illuminating look at food today, but dishes out generous helpings of great prose that are sure to titillate the palate. Recipes are included.

Review:

"These essays explore the intimate side of food that comforts, transports, and takes us home. Entertaining and well written." Library Journal

Review:

"...so associated with love that reading it will send you into the kitchen or the arms of your own love, so intertwined are food and relationships." Lynne Perri, USA TODAY

Synopsis:

More than just great food writing, this long-overdue rebuttal to the notion that all women are on a diet celebrates food with grace, wit, and gusto. Women are reclaiming their pots and pans, but its a new era in the kitchen. Todays generation of women is putting a fresh spin on the "joy of cooking"—and eating and entertaining.

Women both in and out of the culinary profession share their stories about the many ways food shapes and enhances their lives. New York Times columnist Amanda Hesser praises the joys of simple food. Kate Sekules discusses the importance of having a restaurant where you are known. Michelle Tea describes her working-class Polish family's meals as "tripe, kielbasa, shellfish and beer." One woman owns up to her culinary ineptitude in an era when being a gourmet cook is all the rage; another links her love for Carvel soft-serve ice cream to her childhood in Trinidad. One woman writes about baking school, another about making sauerkraut with her grandmother, and another about the food in her favorite books of her childhood. This illuminating look at food today, with generous helpings of great prose, is that all too rare thing: a food positive book by women.

Synopsis:

More than just great food writing, this long-overdue rebuttal to the notion that all women are on a diet celebrates food with grace, wit, and gusto.

About the Author

Leslie Miller is an editor and writer whose work has appeared in Bare Your Soul, The Unsavvy Traveler, Young Wives' Tales, and Sex and Single Girls, among other publications, and is currently at work on her first novel. She lives with her family in Seattle.

Amanda Davis is the author of Wonder When You'll Miss Me and Circling the Drain: Stories

Amanda Hesser is a columnist for The New York Times.

Amanda Sullivan is a New York city playwright.

Cheryl Strayed's work has appeared in The Best New American Voices 2003 and The Best American Voices 2000.

Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef-owner of the New York restaurant Prune.

Josie Aaronson-Gelb is a Bay Area restaurant reviewer and former professional chef.

Karen Eng is the editor of the food zine PekoPeko.

Kate Sekules is the travel editor of Food and Wine.

Lela Nargi is the author of All U Can Eat.

And many others....

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belladonnalin, September 10, 2006 (view all comments by belladonnalin)
This book was alternately fascinating, hilarious, moving, and sad. I actually cried while reading the introduction - something about celebrating the food that we love feels like a very revolutionary step for women.

I adored this book. It's not always noted in the discriptions, but some of the essays also come with recipies - they're varied and interesting and I've used at least two of them since purchasing the book.

Excellent book for anyone who loves cooking, loves food, or is trying to learn to love their bodies. For me, someone trying for all three, it was amazing.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580050920
Editor:
Miller, Leslie
Publisher:
Seal Press (CA)
Editor:
Miller, Leslie
Author:
Miller, Leslie
Location:
New York
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Food writing
Subject:
Women food writers
Subject:
COOKING / Essays
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Live Girls
Series Volume:
FO 222
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
825x550

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Product details 296 pages Seal Press (WA) - English 9781580050920 Reviews:
"Review" by , "These essays explore the intimate side of food that comforts, transports, and takes us home. Entertaining and well written."
"Review" by , "...so associated with love that reading it will send you into the kitchen or the arms of your own love, so intertwined are food and relationships."
"Synopsis" by ,
More than just great food writing, this long-overdue rebuttal to the notion that all women are on a diet celebrates food with grace, wit, and gusto. Women are reclaiming their pots and pans, but its a new era in the kitchen. Todays generation of women is putting a fresh spin on the "joy of cooking"—and eating and entertaining.

Women both in and out of the culinary profession share their stories about the many ways food shapes and enhances their lives. New York Times columnist Amanda Hesser praises the joys of simple food. Kate Sekules discusses the importance of having a restaurant where you are known. Michelle Tea describes her working-class Polish family's meals as "tripe, kielbasa, shellfish and beer." One woman owns up to her culinary ineptitude in an era when being a gourmet cook is all the rage; another links her love for Carvel soft-serve ice cream to her childhood in Trinidad. One woman writes about baking school, another about making sauerkraut with her grandmother, and another about the food in her favorite books of her childhood. This illuminating look at food today, with generous helpings of great prose, is that all too rare thing: a food positive book by women.

"Synopsis" by , More than just great food writing, this long-overdue rebuttal to the notion that all women are on a diet celebrates food with grace, wit, and gusto.
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