What She’s Having: Stories of Women and Food




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Food is about so much more than just the first bite . . .

What we eat can fill us up, satisfy our needs or leave us hungry for more. It connects us to our culture, defines our routines and flavours our fondest memories.

Whole stories are made across a dinner table, and in What She’s Having, sixteen writers explore the complex and meaningful relationships that women have with the food we cook, eat and share.

From an essay about elaborate meals for one, an ode to eating with your hands, a story about the love to be found in a plateful of pasta, and a tale exploring the darker side of what we crave: this is a collection that explores food and all its nuances – and celebrates each and every mouthful.

For anyone who loves reading what women have to say about food, this collection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry is something to savour.


Ansa Khan
E.V. Somerville
Hannah Lawrence
Paula Hilton
Syeda Salmah
Maria Ilona Moore
Amy Feldman
Kate Young
Candy Ikwuwunna
Grace Safford
Ettie Bailey-King
Tutku Barbaros
Alice Slater
Terri-Jane Dow
Lucy Porter
Sorcha Collister
Publisher: Dear Damsels
RRP: £9.99
ISBN: 978-1-8381661-0-6
Format: B format paperback
Pub date: February 2021
Extent: 208 pages

Additional information

Weight 210 kg
Dimensions 12.9 × 1.5 × 19.8 cm

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