Eat My Words Reading Women's Lives Through the Cookbooks They Wrote

ISBN-10: 1403962936

ISBN-13: 9781403962935

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Janet Theophano

List price: $26.99 Buy it from $3.00
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


Most of us think cookbooks are just collections of recipes to feed the body. Janet Theophano shows that cookbooks provide food for the mind and soul as well. In this innovative culinary and cultural history, she explores two centuries of cookbooks and the women who wrote them. Janet looks at eighteenth-century handwritten 'receipt books' from England, a Chinese cookbook dictated to a daughter by her mother, the famous African-American cookbook A Date with a Dish, and bestsellers by Alice Waters and Lynn Rossetto Kasper. In Janet's classic book, the cookbook is shown to be what it really is: a memoir, a diary, a record of a life. She shows how they reflect ideals of family and womanhood, but also give women a voice to express and fulfill themselves.
Used Starting from $14.55
New Starting from $21.46
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $26.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Cookbooks as Communities
Cookbooks as Collective Memory and Identity
Lineage and Legacies
Cookbooks as Autobiography
Cookbooks, Literacy, and Domesticity
Becoming an Author: Cookbooks and Conduct
Recipe and Household Literature as Social and Political Commentary
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.