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My Kitchen Wars
My Kitchen Wars
Author: Betty Harper Fussell
A veteran of the era's domestic battles takes no prisoners in a fierce and funny memoir. My Kitchen Wars is a war story, but the warrior is a woman, and the battleground is the kitchen. Her weapons-the batterie de cuisine of grills and squeezers and knives-evoke a lifelong need to make dinner, love, and war. With these implements, Betty Fussell...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780865475779
ISBN-10: 0865475776
Publication Date: 10/1999
Pages: 238
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Publisher: North Point Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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A semi-interesting read. (Fussel has written some important works on actual FOOD; specifically 'Corn' and how dependant our country has become on it's myriad of uses, cited in Pollan's 'The Omnivor's Dilemma' - probably her best contribution.) I digress. Kitchen wars will surprise you. It's mostly a memoir that describes her unsatisfying and contentious marriage to an egomaniacle professor, (rivaling her own healthy EGO) always in competition with each other in a War of the Roses way...and the various sleezy, open (everything but penetration)orgies she and her husband would often participate in (kids asleep upstairs) as they all slunk to quiet corners after one of her dinner parties. This is one strange chick. Don't expect recipes or kitchen tips, LOL!
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Autobiographical stories from Betty Fussell's childhood and marriage. She's had an interesting life. Alas, she'd only mention food in passing, and it was a tease - I kept hoping for more tasty food and less depressing life.