Tasting Home is the history of a woman's emotional education, the romantic tale of a marriage between a straight woman and a gay man, and an exploration of the ways that cooking can lay the groundwork for personal healing, intimate relation, and political community.
Organized by decade and by the cookbooks that shaped author Judith Newton's life, Tasting Home takes readers on an extraordinary journey through the cuisines, cultural spirit, and politics of the 1940s through 2011, complete with recipes.
About the Author
Judith Newton is Professor Emerita in Women and Gender Studies at U.C. Davis. While at U.C. Davis she directed the Women and Gender Studies program for eight years and the Consortium for Women and Research for four.
She is the author and co-editor of five works of non fiction on nineteenth-century British women writers, feminist criticism, women's history, and men's movements.
Her most current work has appeared in "The Redwood Coast Review" (Winter 2012), "poetalk ("Summer, 2011")," and at http: //tasting-home.com and at http: //ipinion.us/columns/?cat=26. She is currently at work on a feminist mystery and lives in the East Bay of California where she tends her garden.