The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales Of Food, Family, And How We Learn To Eat

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The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales Of Food, Family, And How We Learn To Eat

Editor Caroline M. Grant, Lisa Catherine Harper

Shambhala | March 12, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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Without mantras or manifestos, 29 writers serve up sharp, sweet, and candid memories; salty irreverence; and delicious original recipes.  Food is so much more than what we eat. The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage is an anthology of original essays about how we learn (and relearn) to eat, and how pivotal food is beyond the table. 

With essays from:

   • Keith Blanchard
   • Max Brooks
   • Melissa Clark
   • Elizabeth Crane
   • Aleksandra Crapanzano
   • Gregory Dicum
   • Elrena Evans
   • Jeff Gordinier
   • Caroline M. Grant
   • Phyllis Grant
   • Libby Gruner
   • Lisa Catherine Harper
   • Deborah Copaken Kogan and Paul Kogan
   • Jen Larsen
   • Edward Lewine
   • Chris Malcomb
   • Lisa McNamara
   • Dani Klein Modisett
   • Catherine Newman
   • Thomas Peele
   • Deesha Philyaw
   • Neal Pollack
   • Barbara Rushkoff
   • Bethany Saltman
   • K. G. Schneider
   • Sarah Shey
   • Stacie Stukin
   • Karen Valby

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.5 × 6.01 × 0.76 in

Published: March 12, 2013

Publisher: Shambhala

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611800145

ISBN - 13: 9781611800142

Found in: Food Writing

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The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales Of Food, Family, And How We Learn To Eat

The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales Of Food, Family, And How We Learn To Eat

Editor Caroline M. Grant, Lisa Catherine Harper

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.5 × 6.01 × 0.76 in

Published: March 12, 2013

Publisher: Shambhala

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611800145

ISBN - 13: 9781611800142

From the Publisher

Without mantras or manifestos, 29 writers serve up sharp, sweet, and candid memories; salty irreverence; and delicious original recipes.  Food is so much more than what we eat. The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage is an anthology of original essays about how we learn (and relearn) to eat, and how pivotal food is beyond the table. 

With essays from:

   • Keith Blanchard
   • Max Brooks
   • Melissa Clark
   • Elizabeth Crane
   • Aleksandra Crapanzano
   • Gregory Dicum
   • Elrena Evans
   • Jeff Gordinier
   • Caroline M. Grant
   • Phyllis Grant
   • Libby Gruner
   • Lisa Catherine Harper
   • Deborah Copaken Kogan and Paul Kogan
   • Jen Larsen
   • Edward Lewine
   • Chris Malcomb
   • Lisa McNamara
   • Dani Klein Modisett
   • Catherine Newman
   • Thomas Peele
   • Deesha Philyaw
   • Neal Pollack
   • Barbara Rushkoff
   • Bethany Saltman
   • K. G. Schneider
   • Sarah Shey
   • Stacie Stukin
   • Karen Valby

About the Author

Lisa Catherine Harper is the author of the award-winning memoir A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood (Bison Books/University of Nebraska, 2011). Her writing has appeared in the Huffington Post; Babble; the San Francisco Chronicle; Glimmer Train; Gastronomica; Mama, PhD; Educating Tastes; and on PoetryFoundation.org. She has taught widely in the San Francisco Bay Area, most recently in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco. You can find her online at www.LisaCatherineHarper.com.

Caroline M. Grant is Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Literary Mama and Associate Director of The Sustainable Arts Foundation. She is also coeditor of the anthology Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life (Rutgers University Press, 2008). She has taught at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and the San Francisco Art Institute, and her essays have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons. For more information, visit her website, carolinemgrant.com.

Editorial Reviews

“A fantastic collection that is as much about relationships as it is about the food that bonds us. You will never look at your family dinner in the same way again.”—Wylie Dufresne, chef and owner of Manhattan’s wd~50 and Alder “The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage is a delightful collection of essays that help define the importance of food in our lives. This book made me hungry for good meals and good people. I dare you to read this book and not start planning a dinner party.”—Anne Zimmerman, author of An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher “I think Caroline Grant and Lisa Harper are on to something with this collection, something left out of polemics about how to eat and the faddish coverage of food in much of the media: that everyone’s understanding of food and flavor and of how to feed themselves is a deeply personal set of preferences and prejudices, forged over years and tempered by the parts of our lives spent away from the table as much as those at it. The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage brings together a talented and diverse group of writers, and through their appealingly wide-ranging essays, each shares stories—emotional, funny, revealing—about their relationship to food and the way food shapes their relationship to the world. These stories aren’t just about what we eat, but also about how those choices help us understand who we are.”—Peter Meehan, editor, Lucky Peach “Wildly diverse voices with two things on common: a love of good food, and a love o
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