Eats of Eden is a trip into the memory, into the stomach, and into the heart of every woman. These essays of tasty bites, writing, coming-of-age, family, sex, self-esteemand above all, overcoming personal odds to live your best lifeare complete with mouth-watering recipes and memories that will change your relationship with food forever. From self-identity to love affairs with the sinking of the Titanic to cheese snobbery to reconciling the unanswered questions of a lost friendship, the home-loving socialite at the heart of this memoir dishes and dines on fashion, feminism, fabulousness, and food.Eats of Eden follows a year of attempting to write a novel, and the daily life, occasional revelations and passions that feed, distract, complicate, and enrich that processin the authors case, constant detours into the kitchen. Its a book about writing, eating, and surviving in the modern west, from literary hustling at the Doug Fir Lounge, to waiting for life-altering emails around a stew-cooking campfire at Crater Lake....
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Eats of Eden Reviews
LOVED IT! BLURBED IT!
“Eats of Eden is truly a delicious treat! Blankenbiller is a confident essay writer, making it look easy as she lets us into her hungry heart in this bright, satisfying collection. She waxes on food and being a writer and wrestles with rejection, ambition, and cheese-lust. Peppered with recipes, pop culture, sugar-sweetness, and plenty of nostalgia, this book is a unique, honest, funny, glittery, high-energy explosion of a sparkly cupcake—easily and greedily devoured.”
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Screw that noise. Yes, I consider Tabitha a dear friend. And yes, this is a wonderful, necessary collection. Tabitha's sentences are a great mix of beauty and biting humor. The linked recipes are an unexpected touch. I expected them to be included at the end, not so much as afterthoughts, but as pleasant bonuse ...more
I inhaled this book like a bowl of rich, creamy risotto - licking the bowl when I was done and checking the pot to see if there was any left. I read many books of essays last year and many of them were good, but most of them were so-so. Not this book. I read (and liked) every single essay in this book and, like risotto, found it to be extremely satisfying. The essays, plus the recipes in each chapter made me hungry and wanting more. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is trying to find th ...more