Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen

Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen Review

The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at war—with herself, with her body, and with food—while working her way through the underbelly of New York City’s glamorous culinary scene.

Hannah Howard is a Columbia University freshman when she lands a hostess job at Picholine, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. Eighteen years old and eager to learn, she’s invigorated by the manic energy and knife-sharp focus of the crew. By day Hannah explores the Columbia arts scene, struggling to find her place. By night she’s intoxicated by boxes of heady truffles and intrigued by the food industry’s insiders. She’s hungry for knowledge, success, and love, but she’s also ravenous because she hasn’t eaten more than yogurt and coffee in days.

Hannah is hiding an eating disorder. The excruciatingly late nights, demanding chefs, bad boyfriends, and destructive obsessions have left a void inside her that she can’t fill. To reconcile her relationships with the food she worships and a body she struggles to accept, Hannah’s going to have to learn to nourish her soul.

Title:Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Sherrie

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively,...

  • Kayo

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life.If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book.Thank you to author, publisher and NetGall...

  • Jennifer Solheim

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and t...

  • Mary Beth Hills

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-new...

  • Jeannette Noel

    DepressingYikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an e...

  • Chloe

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates...

  • Judith Perlin

    Not a good readSelf created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me...

  • Nancy Mendelson

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with ...

  • Sue King

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

  • Goth Gone Grey

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopefulI made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I rea...