Monday, March 23, 2009

Secret Recipes—Coming Soon!

Hello, and welcome to the world of Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife!

Those of you who know me best for my vegetarian and vegan cookbooks might be surprised at this departure — these "recipes" aren't like any you'd actually want to make and serve. Instead, these faux recipes, accompanied by those classic, oversaturated 1950s food photos, comment on contemporary marriage and motherhood. From the publisher's description:


Flavored with frustration, simmering with rage, and iced with affection, these recipes will make you laugh as you multitask your way through the challenges and joys of matrimony.

Whether you’re a new bride or an old hand at marriage, it’s always handy to find fresh and fascinating recipes to add to your repertoire. And the recipes in this collection are perfect for you, the busy, overextended, and occasionally conflicted modern wife. Enveloped in them are the secrets — delicious, distressing, and everything in between — that accompany women on their marital journeys. Here are recipes you won’t find in just any cookbook:

Gender Role Casserole
Control-Freak Cookies
Soufflé of Fallen Expectations
Unfaithful Meatballs
Sometimes I Feel Like a Tart

Though she grills societal norms with gleeful relish, Nava Atlas never loses sight of marriage’s simple, loving rewards. The result is a feast of retro art, sly wit, and cultural commentary. No woman will be able to read this without thinking of five friends she must share it with!


In the weeks to come, I'll be sharing news, reviews, and multimedia coverage of Secret Recipes. So set a place at the table, and enjoy!