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Title:
Women on food
ISBN:
9781419736353
Physical Description:
400 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Contents:
Introduction -- Lexicon -- Serve it forth by Sadie Stein -- Interview by Betty Fussell -- Write this, not that! -- The fruit saver by Tejal Rao -- Interview by Pim Techamuanvivit -- Ms. Pac-Man's revenge by Soleil Ho -- Cook this, not that! -- Interview by Diana Henry -- The months of magical eating by Tienlon Ho -- The truth about my mother -- Father's day by Priya Krishna -- Interview by Cheryl Rogowski -- Community cup by Evelyn Hockstein -- Failing up... and down -- "Survival pending revolution" by Korsha Wilson -- Interview by Devita Davison -- You know what they say about people who make assumptions... -- Gael and Mimi by Charlotte Druckman -- Thank u -- Trapped in, dining out by Osayi Endolyn -- Horoscopes -- How fashion hijacked the food worold by Mari Uyehara -- Interview by Carla Hall -- "Oh god, a waitress" by Rebecca Flint Marx -- My boobs got in the way -- Interview by Rachael Ray -- Labor saving by Bee Wilson -- The best thing since sliced bread -- Who cares? by Emily Gould -- Interview by Nigella Lawson -- Comfort dishes by Carolita Johnson -- A toast! -- Interview by Preeti Mistry -- Sitting still by Von Diaz -- Ask me anything...? -- Interview by Jessica Harris -- The c-word by Charlotte Druckman -- If we were in charge of the world -- A good cookie by Dorie Greenspan -- Interview by Kim Severson -- A fig by any other name by Kristina Gill -- Bright ideas -- Thank u (reprise) -- The chorus -- Mother, 6:35 p.m. by Julia Kramer
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Women on Food unites the radical, diverging female voices of the food industry in this urgent, moving, and often humorous collection of essays, interviews, questionnaires, illustrations, quotes, and ephemera. Edited by Charlotte Druckman and featuring esteemed food journalists and thinkers, including Soleil Ho, Nigella Lawson, Diana Henry, Carla Hall, Samin Nosrat, Rachael Ray, and many others, this compilation illuminates the notable and varied women who make up the food world. Exploring issues from the #MeToo movement, gender bias in division of labor and the workplace, and the underrepresentation of women of color in leadership, to cultural trends including food and travel shows, the intersection of fashion and food, and the evolution of food writing in the last few decades, Women on Food brings together food's most vital female voices.
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Women on Food unites the radical, diverging female voices of the food industry in this urgent, moving, and often humorous collection of essays, interviews, questionnaires, illustrations, quotes, and ephemera.

Edited by Charlotte Druckman and featuring esteemed food journalists and thinkers, including Soleil Ho, Nigella Lawson, Diana Henry, Carla Hall, Samin Nosrat, Rachael Ray, and many others, this compilation illuminates the notable and varied women who make up the food world. Exploring issues from the #MeToo movement, gender bias in division of labor and the workplace, and the underrepresentation of women of color in leadership, to cultural trends including food and travel shows, the intersection of fashion and food, and the evolution of food writing in the last few decades, Women on Food brings together food's most vital female voices.


Author Notes

Charlotte Druckman is a journalist, food writer, and creator of Food52's Tournament of Cookbooks (a.k.a. The Piglet). She is the author of Stir, Sizzle, Bake and Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat & Staying in the Kitchen , and coauthor of Anita Lo's Cooking Without Borders . Druckman resides in New York.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Druckman (Skirt Steak) presents an entertaining and thought-provoking "variety show" of previously unpublished essays, interviews, and ephemera from women working in the world of food. Standout essays cover such themes as motherhood and race, including food writer Osayi Endolyn's memorable piece on dining out in America as a woman of color ("it's perhaps still not my demonstrable right to sit at a bar, a woman, a black person, and feel entitled to enjoy my meal") and cookbook author Tienlon Ho's vivid essay on spending her postpartum months incorporating Chinese traditions into her life and "being nourished by my family." In addition, Druckman deconstructs the fabled rivalry between restaurant critics Gael Greene and Mimi Sheraton and examines how each left "enduring marks" in the field of culinary criticism. Druckman also includes meaty interviews with such prominent food personalities as Carla Hall and Rachael Ray, as well as recipes, including Dorie Greenspan's "(If We Were in Charge of the) World Cookies." A dozen questionnaires and responses are peppered throughout, polling contributors on topics ranging from the weighty (when have you been complicit "in upholding white patriarchy...?") to the lighthearted ("What is a good thing to put on toast?"). This celebration of women's influence in the industry and primer on the discrimination they still face will satisfy foodies and feminists alike. (Oct.)


Booklist Review

Druckman's (Skirt Steak, 2012) second anthology on women in the food industry is a colossal volume featuring the voices of over 100 chefs, writers, critics, farmers, innovators, and TV personalities. Focusing on her subjects, Druckman's stamp is everywhere: in her enthusiastic introductions for each piece; new interviews with onscreen chefs Rachael Ray and Carla Hall, food activist-entrepreneur Devita Davidson, and Cheryl Rogowski, the first farmer to win a MacArthur ""Genius Grant,"" and in her own essays on the so-called rivalry between legendary critics Gael Greene and Mimi Sheraton and women's complicity in their own disempowerment in the industry. Among many memorable contributions are Soleil Ho's piece on food in video games, Osayi Endolyn's meditation on dining alone while Black, Tienlen Ho's memoir of food as medicine, a handful of photo-essays and cartoons, and just a few recipes. Major truths arise in several sections in which dozens of contributors respond to a single question from Druckman in a not-always-harmonic chorus. Beyond-nourishing fare for foodie-readers, and a valuable catalog of progress and the progress still to come.--Annie Bostrom Copyright 2010 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Food writer and journalist Druckman (Stir, Sizzle, Bake; Skirt Steak) sought to talk to women who work in and around the food industry. In casual, previously unpublished essays, she shares an understanding of what it's really like for women in this profession, both the joys and the frustrations. Druckman alternates between in-depth interviews with a single subject and quick responses to a question answered by several writers, chefs, food critics, TV stars, and foodies. Familiar faces make appearances, such as TV chef and personality Rachael Ray and Top Chef contestant Preeti Mistry, as well as those who might be lesser known, such as Cheryl Rogowski, the first farmer awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant, and food writer Rebecca Flint Marx. Druckman's questions revolve around a wide range of topics: Whom would you credit for career advice, were you ever unsure in your role, what's your favorite gadget or food product? VERDICT Druckman's lively work will appeal to anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of the food industry, including the less glamorous aspects.--Ginny Wolter, Toledo Lucas Cty. P.L.


Table of Contents

Sadie SteinBetty FussedTejal RaoPim TechamuanvivitSoleil HoDiana HenryTienlon HoPriya KrishnaCheryl RogowskiEvelyn HocksteinKorsha WilsonDevita DavisonCharlotte DruckmanOsayi EndolynMari UyeharaCarla HallRebecca Flint MarxRachael RayBee WilsonEmily GouldNigella LawsonCarolita JohnsonPreeti MistryVon DiazJessica HarrisCharlotte DruckmanDorie GreenspanKim SeversonKristina GillJulia Kramer
Introductionp. 6
Lexiconp. 8
Serve It Forthp. 12
Interviewp. 19
Write This, Not That!p. 28
The Fruit Saverp. 40
Interviewp. 47
MS. Pac-Man's Revenge!p. 57
Cook This, Not That!p. 66
Interviewp. 71
The Months of Magical Eatingp. 80
The Truth About My Motherp. 93
Father's Dayp. 105
Interviewp. 115
Community Cupp. 124
Failing Up...and Downp. 132
"Survival Pending Revolution"p. 137
Interviewp. 144
You Know What They Say About People Who Make Assumptions...p. 153
GAEL and MIMIp. 159
Thank Up. 173
Trapped in, Dining Outp. 186
Horoscopesp. 199
How Fashion Hijacked the Food Worldp. 203
Interviewp. 214
"Oh God, A Waitress"p. 223
My Boobs Got in the Wayp. 234
Interviewp. 244
Labor Savingp. 254
The Best Thing Since Sliced Breadp. 264
Who Cares?p. 268
Interviewp. 273
Comfort Dishesp. 281
A Toast!p. 292
Interviewp. 299
Sitting Stillp. 308
Ask Me Anything...?p. 317
Interviewp. 326
The C-Wordp. 335
If We Were in Charge of the Worldp. 354
A Good Cookiep. 361
Interviewp. 365
A Fig by Any Other Namep. 375
Bright ideasp. 384
Thank U (Reprise)p. 392
The Chorusp. 394
Mother, 6:35 P.M.p. 398