Eats of Eden

Eats of Eden Review

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-esteem—and above all, overcoming personal odds to live your best life—are 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 process—in the author’s case, constant detours into the kitchen. It’s 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.

Title:Eats of Eden
Edition Language:English

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  • Rene Denfeld

    I loved this book—and blurbed it, and I don't even like cooking! If Tabitha can make a recipe-phobic person like me not just want to read recipes, but perhaps even consider cooking, you know somethi...

  • Leesa

    LOVED IT! BLURBED IT! “Eats of Eden is truly a delicious treat! Blankenbiller is a confident essay writer, making it look easy as she lets us into her hungry heart in this bright, satisfying collect...

  • Ben

    Read it. And blurbed it, yo.“Is there anything more important than feeling good, eating well, and living passionately? Blankenbiller’s essays would suggest there is not, and I would suggest that w...

  • Eric

    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 ...

  • Steph Post

    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 reco...

  • Kendra

    A feast of the senses and the writerly sensibilities, Blankenbiller’s foodoir cuts to the heart of the things that elude us—success, ex-friends, the perfect lemon meringue pie. A debut to savor!(....

  • James Yates

    There's often (sometimes rightful) discussion about biases in today's literary community. Most of us are friends (IRL or via social media), so how can we be objective about book reviews? Screw that n...

  • Kate Swed

    Plenty of laugh out loud moments and sympathetic tears to be shed while reading this clever collection of essays. The recipes truly add something special (and totally sassy). The essays are written wi...

  • Sharon

    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, coo...

  • Anna Alexander

    I inhaled this book like a bowl of rich, creamy risotto - licking the bowl when I was done and checking the pot to see if there was any left. I read many books of essays last year and many of them wer...