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A LITERARY FEAST

Award winning authors Judith Newton, Tasting Home, and Rebecca Coffey, Nietzsche’s Angel Food Cake, explore intersections of the literary and the gastronomical. *Thursday, April 3, 7:30.At Books Inc., 2275 Market St., San Francisco* In TASTING HOME, Judith Newton combines recipes … Continue reading

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READING AND IMPROVISATION

LINDA JOY MYERS, JUDITH NEWTON & SHEILA K. COLLINS at Books Inc. Alameda East Bay Events Start: 03/29/2014 7:00 pm Books Inc. Alameda presents a panel event which explores the heart in varying ways. Readers include President of the California … Continue reading

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TASTING HOME–FINALIST IN FOREWORD’S BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

Foreword’s 2013 Book of the Year Award Finalists Announced National magazine selects TASTING HOME in its search for the best indie books of 2013. Traverse City, MI, March 13, 2014 — Today, Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated … Continue reading

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A VALENTINE FOR MY GAY EX-HUSBAND

” Perhaps the story of our love belongs to the 1960s, when everything seemed possible, a spirit we never lost.” I met him in graduate school during the early sixties, the kind of smart, studious young man I‘d always been … Continue reading

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COYOTE CAFE: FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. Dorothy Day Mark Miller’s Coyote Café  was first published in January of 1989, the year I became director of a women’s studies program. And, in ways … Continue reading

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SHE WRITES PRESS HOLIDAY SALE

She Writes Press (SWP), is holding a seven-day holiday sale on 18 of their titles (featured above) starting today, Friday, November 29th.  This means that the e-book version of  Tasting Home (along with 17 of its SWP litter-mates) is available … Continue reading

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THE “NEW DOMESTICITY”

  While writing my food memoir, Tasting Home, I avoided reading anything analytical about women and food. (I had been a professor for most of my life and didn’t want to write an academic memoir.) Only after I finished the … Continue reading

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FIVE QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN WRITING ABOUT FOOD

  Since my interest in writing about food lies mainly in the emotional work that cooking for, and dining with, others perform, I always begin a piece on food by asking what did this cooking or dining experience mean to … Continue reading

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PROGRESS

A guest post by my favorite flash fiction writer. Mardith Louisell writes short stories with crazy neurotic narrators. Her fiction, essays, and memoirs can be found most recently in Hospital Drive, Solstice Literary Magazine (“Had They Learned about Jayne Mansfield?”), … Continue reading

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WHEN A BROTHER DIES

“Even siblings we don’t see, who live differently from us, who move in their own world, may be shoring up our lives, our sense of family, our feeling of being at home in the world without our knowing it.” My … Continue reading

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