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Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen
Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen | Hannah Howard
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The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at war--with herself, with her body, and with food--while working her way through the underbelly of New York City's glamorous culinary scene.Hannah Howard is a Columbia University freshman when she lands a hostess job at Picholine, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. Eighteen years old and eager to learn, she's invigorated by the manic energy and knife-sharp focus of the crew. By day Hannah explores the Columbia arts scene, struggling to find her place. By night she's intoxicated by boxes of heady truffles and intrigued by the food industry's insiders. She's hungry for knowledge, success, and love, but she's also ravenous because she hasn't eaten more than yogurt and coffee in days.Hannah is hiding an eating disorder. The excruciatingly late nights, demanding chefs, bad boyfriends, and destructive obsessions have left a void inside her that she can't fill. To reconcile her relationships with the food she worships and a body she struggles to accept, Hannah's going to have to learn to nourish her soul.
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BookNAround
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I might have been a little hungry when I ordered these non-fiction books! I‘m not likely to get to these this month but I‘d love to get to them soon. #nfnov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Clwojick 300 Sandwiches sounds fun! 1 pt. 2w
KarenUK I loved 300 sandwiches... really fun... 2w
BookNAround @KarenUK That‘s good to hear! 2w
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Ncostell
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Mehso-so

This book was a bit of a mixed bag for me. It was a memoir about Hannah Howard‘s struggle with an eating disorder while working in the food industry. I really enjoyed the inside look at the foodie culture as I gravitate to those types of memoirs and I appreciated her honest examination of her battle with eating and self image. However her repeated poor choices in relationships got a little redundant after awhile.

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Eggs
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Feast-a restaurant in San Antonio. Also I really enjoyed the tagged book.
#newhogwartsadventure #feast @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vkois88 Beautiful spot! 1y
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JoScho
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The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at war—with herself, with her body, and with food—while working her way through the underbelly of New York City‘s glamorous culinary scene.
I haven‘t read this yet but I like the way it sounds.
#feast #newhogwartsadventure

Cinfhen Sounds good 1y
Pamwurtzler This sounds good! Stacked! 1y
vkois88 Interesting! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute cover 💙 1y
Eggs I liked it 🤗 1y
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hwestfall
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Bailedbailed

I bailed on this one. It was pretty painful to read for a number of reasons. I think I keep wanting her to give me more information. Each chapter feels like a short journal entry and it leaves me hanging. I am frustrated by the writing style and the topic of her eating disorder is so painful to read. I think I will try this book another time and see if I can make it through the rest.

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Mehso-so

I don‘t want to sound like a jerk BUT I didn‘t really like Hannah as a person. The book itself was interesting but I felt like her and I would never be friends. She sounded like a whiny, entitled person the whole book which I was okay with (honestly) but when she had an affair with a married man I kind of grew to dislike her. Sorry if I‘m a horrible person but marriage vows are quite important to me.

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DebinHawaii
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Today's lunch & blog post--Giada's Asparagus Soup with Herbed Goat Cheese. The soup is good but the goat cheese balls with the soup make it great. 😋🍲
I did my #audiosouping to Code Girls (review on an earlier post) & spent a little time going through my Kindle. This book was my Kindle First pick from a couple months ago. It seems to have mixed reviews.

Soup recipe with my changes on the blog. Link below. 🍲❤️

Ingerella That soup looks delicious! 2y
monalyisha I love this #audiosouping hashtag! I‘m not a big fan of cooking but this might be something I could get behind! 😉 2y
LeahBergen That soup is so beautifully presented. 😮 2y
Gezemice Yumm! I gotta make this! 2y
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RunningMommyCrazy
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Pickpick

This was an unexpected grab. It ended up being about a woman‘s struggle with an eating disorder. I found it to be very interesting. The language was basic and definitely below what I normally read, but was refreshing and easy to read.

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MizDoniaBuding
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Cheese does make everything better...cheese 🧀 & bacon 🥓 #cheeselover

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MizDoniaBuding
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I totally can relate...#food

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MizDoniaBuding
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never had anyone describe the flavor Hazelnut like this before...now I am craving some 🍧 #gelato #hazelnutflavor #cravings

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Eggs
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1️⃣ I love the FRUIT 🍉!!
2️⃣ Feast by Hannah Howard #blameitonlitsy
3️⃣ Autumn in Texas plays havoc with allergies 🤧
4️⃣ Clean mostly
5️⃣ watched La La Land with the older grands
🎶🎶
#humpdaypost @MinDea
Going to tag some new Littens:

mskittyfantastico 👋😻🍎 2y
SilversReviews Beautiful bowl of fruit. I bought some tangerines yesterday...YUMMY!! 2y
Eggs @mskittyfantastico @SilversReviews Hello and thanks my fellow fruit lovers😍😍 2y
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hes7 Healthy and delicious! 😋 2y
JHSiess The book sounds intriguing! 2y
Eggs @JHSiess The book was good! 2y
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Eggs
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A memoir of girl with eating disorder who loves to cook 👨‍🍳 and embrace the excitement of restaurants. Hard to put down
#blameitonlitsy

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lynneamch
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This #hunger quote is from Feast, a memoir that addesses the despair of living with an eating disorder and the freedom that comes with recovery. Working in the restaurant and grocery biz, Hannah Howard's descriptions reflect her love of food as she struggles to find balance in work, love, and life. Way better than Sweetbitter for me. #quotsymarch18 @TK-421

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ashleyamak
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Starting March with my Amazon First Read.

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Jess7
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#NoLies this #AmazonFirstReads book— #Feast by #HannahHoward— looks intriguing! 🤗 It is a “compulsively readable -#memoir of a woman at war—with herself, with her body, and with food—while working her way through the underbelly of NYC‘s glamorous culinary scene... Hannah is hiding an eating disorder... To reconcile her bond with the food she worships and a body she struggles to accept, she must learn to nourish her soul.” #TBR | #MarchIntoOZ

Jess7 Is anyone else having an issue with the notifications tab on this app? It shows I have multiple notifications under conversations and activity but when I click the numbers, it says “no recent activity”. I‘ve restarted my phone and the app multiple times to no avail. 2y
Jess7 It‘s fixed now!!! Yay!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
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TheBookHippie
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What I picked for my Kindle first read for March I've actually gotten really interesting reads this way. Hoping this is a cleanser read and I love food 🙌🏻👩🏽‍🍳

LitLogophile I just downloaded Hell‘s Princess! In the mood for a gruesome female sociopath 😂 2y
EvieBee I just got this one too! Although I almost chose Hell‘s Princess. 2y
Lisas.Library I picked True Fiction by Lee Goldberg. Fingers crossed that I like it 🤞🏻 2y
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TheBookHippie @LitLogophile I almost picked that !!! Foodie in me won me over.. 2y
LitLogophile Hehe I was actually deciding between these two as well, and decided my mood is more murderous this month 😂 2y
Christine I‘m not sure I‘ve ever selected one of the Kindle First books before but grabbed this one immediately - sounds so good!! 2y
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