Through the Kitchen Window
Women Explore the Intimate Meanings of Food and Cooking
Edited by Arlene Voski Avakian
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Through the Kitchen Window by Arlene Voski Avakian
Book DescriptionThese days any woman knows that the sensual pleasures of food and cooking are all too often obscured by the increasing demands of careers, families, battles over body image, and the desire for a life outside the 'traditional' domain of the kitchen. With contributions by Dorothy Allison, Maya Angelou, Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Marge Piercy among others, Through the Kitchen Window offers a fresh look at food and cooking as more than the makings of a meal. For the writers in this provocative collection, food is a cultural declaration, an expression of hidden hungers, a symbol of our intimate connections to one another.Including memories of Latina, Geechee, Chinese and Indian kitchens, Through the Kitchen Window reveals everything from the painful struggles to overcome an eating disorder to the tantalizing delights of cornbread and barbecue eaten from a lover's hands, and challenges assumptions about women, food, and the true satisfaction of cooking.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845203269
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Arlene Voski Avakian
Arlene Voski Avakian is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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