Women's relationship with food is
passionate and obsessive, embracing
and comforting, complex and frustrating.
This savory sampling of stories - by
some of the best writers in and out
of the food and travel fields - journeys
to the heart of this age-old relationship,
taking the reader from the familiar
kitchens of contemporary America to
the far reaches of the globe.
In France, an over-enthusiastic waitress
serves M.F.K. Fisher the lunch of a
lifetime to sustain her on her walk
to Avallon. In Tunisia, Ruth Reichl
dines at the home of a local, where
the meal is eaten with the hands and
a dash of sensuality. And in Fiji, where
the women are big and beautiful and
walk like royalty, Laurie Gough encounters
food as a grand and constant celebration.
Authors include: M.F.K. Fisher, Ruth
Reichl, Isabel Allende, Laurie Colwin,
Frances Mayes, and many more.