Feminist Cuisine: the next great food trend?
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Has anyone read Gabrielle Hamilton's memoir "Blood, Bones and Butter," where she outlines her ideas for "Feminist Cuisine?" Is this the start of a new wave of female-driven and female-safe food trends? Would you eat a Feminist meal?
Some choice quotes from Feminist Chef Gabrielle Hamilton, to give a sense of the direction she's going:
>"I use two eggs on the egg-on-a-roll sandwich as a semi-obvious analogy to female anatomy[...]alluding to the two ovaries. The warm, runny wetness that oozes onto my customers is very feminine, while also being familiar to all women as something we create, that's taken for granted inside of us"
>"We avoided phallic foods like the plague. There would be no sausage, no casings, no tubes, no terrines[...]I decided we would make food that welcomed and nurtured you like a womb or a breast, not penetrated you and made a mess of your insides with rapey spices."
>"I run a queer kitchen and I'm proud of that[...]I never much cared for the 'brigade' style and never saw a need for it. I think it makes Prune a more seductive, mysterious place to eat."
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>"Why are breakfast foods breakfast foods?" I asked them. "Like, why don't we have curry for breakfast food?"
>"But why?" I asked. "I mean, seriously: How did scrambled eggs get stuck in with breakfast exclusivity? You can put bacon on a sandwich without anyone freaking out. But the moment your sandwich has an eggs, boom, it's a breakfast sandwich."
>Dad answered with his mouth full. "When you come back, we'll have breakfast for dinner. Deal?"
>"I don't want to have 'breakfast for dinner,'" I answered, crossing knife and fork over my mostly full plate. "I want to have scrambled eggs for dinner without this ridiculous construction that scrambled eggs-inclusive meal is breakfast even when it occurs at dinnertime."
>"You've gotta pick your battles in this world, Thomas," my mom said. "But if this is the issue you want to champion, we stand behind you."
>"Quite a bit behind you," my dad added, and Mom laughed.
>Anyway, I knew it was stupid, but I felt kind of bad for scrambled eggs.