Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #6: Eat Me: Delicious Food Memoirs


It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it… and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied… and it is all one.

–M. F. K. Fisher

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  1. The Gastronomical Me by M. F. K. Fisher
  2. Blue Plate Special by Kate Christensen
  3. The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber
  4. Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin
  5. Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson with Veronica Chambers
  6. Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China by Fuchsia Dunlop
  7. Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton




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Anna March’s writing appears regularly in Salon and here at the Rumpus and her work has been widely published including in The New York Times' Modern Love Column, New York Magazine, VQR, Hip Mama and Tin House. Her essay collection, Feminist Killjoy, and novel, The Diary of Suzanne Frank, are both forthcoming and she is at work on two new books. She teaches writing workshops, mentors writers, is active in promoting literary community and is the co-founder of LITFOLKS in LA and DC. She lives in Rehoboth Beach and Los Angeles. Sometimes she has pink hair. Follow her on Twitter @ANNAMARCH or learn more about her at ANNAMARCH.COM. More from this author →