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
I was lucky enough to get in on the ground floor with this book, and I can happily say that it delivers. Blankenbiller writes her life raw. Her defeats and victories are palpable, her day-to-day life is yours. It's rare to meet an author that can transport you so fully--not into an imaginary world, but one that you know exists, that you could find. Blankenbiller does this. Her writing is full of personal insight, full of punches that others might pull, and all directed inward. It's a daring, vul ...more
Eats of Eden is a collection of personal essays, each ending with a recipe. But it’s so much more than that. It’s a coming-of-age story, charting the author’s parallel development as writer, cook, and human. We follow her ambitions and dreams of perfection—at her desk, in the kitchen, and in the realm of friendship and marriage. We cheer her on as if she were our best friend. Because it feels like she is. But it’s the writing that makes the work so distinctive. The style is a pop-culture-infused ...more
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Funny, relatable and written with a searing, sharp wit. And there are recipes! (seriously, a well-written collection of personal essays that start with food, but explore all areas of life- highly recommended!)
I *loved* this book and was so sad when I reached the last page. Reading Tabitha's book is like sitting down for coffee with a close friend whom you haven't seen in a while and thus have a lot of catching up to do. If you're not normally an essay person, please do not be put off by the essayed nature of Eats of Eden—each piece really flows so beautifully together, I never felt as though one specific story had ended completely and something brand new and unrelated was up next. An extremely fun, d ...more