A school year’s worth of Feminist Kitchen meet-ups


It’s back-to-school time at the Feminist Kitchen!

I’ve been compiling a syllabus of sorts for the next year of the Feminist Kitchen book club + film series. As the name suggests, this monthly get-together isn’t just about books, but we talk about movies, magazines, television, blogs and every other form of storytelling.

Entering its third year, this book club group has evolved — as it well should — and I’m excited about the line-up for the coming year. I don’t usually announce a whole year’s worth of books (etc) at the same time, but hopefully this will give you a chance to pencil in the dates (7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month) for the subjects you are interested in and get a head start on some of the books.

October 8 — “Cooked” by Michael Pollan at Opa on South Lamar
November 7 — Sylvia Plath’s “Ariel” and Kate Lebo’s Pie Manifesto and “A Commonplace Book of Pie“ at BookWoman on North Lamar
December 10Magazines! Specifically, Lucky Peach magazine, Issue 8 (the gender issue, which comes out in September)
January 14Television! (Orange is the New Black, Downton Abbey, Girls, you name it.)
February 11 — Movie, TBD (Ellen is hosting the Oscars on March 2, so we’ll pick one of this winter’s must-see pics that has a food tie-in.)
March TBD — Feminist Kitchen SXSW meet up
April 8 — “Blue Plate Special” by Kate Christensen
May 13 —  “Not Becoming My Mother” by Ruth Reichl
June — SKIP
July — SKIP
August 12 — “Dearie” by Bob Spitz
September 9 — “Relish: My Life in the Kitchen” by Lucy Knisley or “On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta” by Jen Lin-Liu

I’ll try to keep any substitutions and date-swapping to a minimum and will announce all changes on the blog.

My list of places to meet is growing: Uncle Billy’s, BookWoman, Craft Pride, Tamale House East, Casa de Luz, House Wine, Rockin’ Tomato, Cenote, Contigo, Epicerie and, our birthplace, Thai Fresh. I’m notorious for booking a meeting at a place that just happens to be packed at 7 p.m. on a Tuesday night, but I’ll announce the locations at least a month in a advance. As always, anyone is welcome to join us, no RSVP required.

You can share links and keep the conversation going between meetings in the book club’s Facebook group.

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