Women on Food

by Charlotte Druckman (Author)
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“A mix of essays, Q&As and short riffs . . . writing that is combative, funny, skeptical, angry, occasionally sanctimonious and altogether riveting.” —NPR.org

Edited by Charlotte Druckman and featuring esteemed food journalists and thinkers, including Soleil Ho, Nigella Lawson, Diana Henry, Carla Hall, Samin Nosrat, Rachael Ray, and many others, this compilation illuminates the notable and varied women who make up the food world. Exploring issues from the #MeToo movement, gender bias in division of labor and the workplace, and the underrepresentation of women of color in leadership, to cultural trends including food and travel shows, the intersection of fashion and food, and the evolution of food writing in the last few decades, Women on Food brings together food’s most vital female voices.

“A potent reminder of just how much women shape and are shaped by the culture of food.” —The New York Times

“It’s sharp, witty, entertaining and has insights from a host of brilliant food writers.” —The Guardian

“A thought-provoking and sometimes anger-inducing tome that should be required reading for anyone working in the restaurant business, or anyone interested in the gender politics of food.” —The Times 

“An entertaining and thought-provoking ‘variety show’ of previously unpublished essays, interviews, and ephemera from women working in the world of food . . . This celebration of women’s influence in the industry and primer on the discrimination they still face will satisfy foodies and feminists alike.” —Publishers Weekly

Publication date
October 28, 2019
Page count
Paper ISBN
File size
10 MB