book club + film series

bookclubYou can hardly read a book or magazine or watch a movie or TV show without finding something that challenges (or supports) our perception of gender and food and the changing culinary norms. For about two years several years agoOnce a month, we meetmet for the Feminist Kitchen book club + film series at various locations around Austin to talk about everything from academic books like “Perfection Salad” to blockbuster movies like “Eat Pray Love” or “The Help.” Anyone is welcome to join, and you can find more on the book club’s Facebook group page.

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at various locations around Austin.
One day I might kickstart this book club again, but until there, here’s a look at what kind of stuff we read/did.

Upcoming meet-ups:

November 7 — Sylvia Plath’s “Ariel” and Kate Lebo’s Pie Manifesto and “A Commonplace Book of Pie“ at BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd.

December 10 — Magazines! Specifically, Lucky Peach magazine, Issue 8 (the gender issue, which comes out in September)
January 14 — Television! (Orange is the New Black, Downton Abbey, Girls, you name it.)
February 11 — Movie, TBA (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 — SKIP
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


BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd., will give a 10 percent discount on our book club selections if you mention the Feminist Kitchen. Not only will you be saving money but you’ll be supporting a local, female owned business. BookWoman is open from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday through Monday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Below, I’ll keep a running tab of what we read and watch, as well as other pieces worth reading:


10 responses to “book club + film series

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  2. Okay it’s Friday at 5 o’clock at the office and my brain has melted..but are there dates yet for these? Am I just not seeing ’em? I am hankering to go!

    • Hey! I just updated the page. We’ll meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Thrice to watch the first part of “Eat Pray Love” and talk about it. Hope you can make it! Look for one more book club post this weekend or on Monday with a full introduction to the first meeting. (Sorry for the delay!)

  3. Sounds awesome! I can’t make it out tonight but I’ll definitely be there for the next. Any idea what’s in-store for next month?

    • We’re reading “Blood, Bones and Butter” for next month’s book. Second Tuesday is September. Hope to see you there! (And we’ll be live chatting tonight, if you want to join in…)

  4. Hi! I’m new to the club and thinking about joining. Are y’all reading just the first book or the whole trilogy of the
    hunger games? And any requirements 2 join?

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