Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen

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March 29, 2018

Jew­ish up and com­ing food writer Han­nah Howard’s com­pul­sive­ly read­able debut mem­oir is the sto­ry of a woman at war – with her­self, with her body, and with food – while work­ing her way through the under­bel­ly of New York City’s glam­orous culi­nary scene. Han­nah is hid­ing an eat­ing dis­or­der. The excru­ci­at­ing­ly late nights, demand­ing chefs, bad boyfriends, and destruc­tive obses­sions have left a void inside her that she can’t fill. To rec­on­cile her rela­tion­ships with the food she wor­ships and a body she strug­gles to accept, Han­nah’s going to have to learn to nour­ish her soul. Bru­tal­ly hon­est, care­ful­ly observed, and just right for our cur­rent cul­tur­al moment, FEAST exam­ines gen­dered pow­er dynam­ics in the work­place, our obses­sion with rar­i­fied food, and the hard work of recov­ery and self-sus­te­nance. Don’t miss FEAST.

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