We're thrilled to share two delicious performances from our packed launch at the Gladstone Hotel on October 22, presented in partnership with This is Not a Reading Series.

Don't forget, Feathertale is offering FREE SHIPPING on online orders of the book (and all of their products) for a very limited time — until December 4. Think of all your smart and hungry pals who would enjoy this literary feast for the holidays!

Here's actor and playwright Jessica Moss reading her play, "The Dinner Show," which appears in EAT IT.
And stand-up comedian Sara Hennessey KILLING us with laughter.
A huge thanks to all of the performers, and to Ryerson students Jordan Kawai and Tesni Ellis for filming and editing.
 
Oh, hello there, HOLIDAY SHOPPERS!

Are you looking for a prezzie for a lady in your life who eats? Or maybe for a man in your life who has a lady in his life who eats? Or maybe you're buying a present for a bookshelf (no judgment here...) that doesn't have enough fun/thoughtful/food/women's cultural critique flair?

EAT IT is a multi-cultural literary treat that's perfect for Hanukkah, Christmas, Festivus... and more! It's a slim little volume that can fit in a lady's purse (or a man's European men's carry-all)... or in a STOCKING... or in one of the places Hanukkah-revelers might keep their gifts over those eight crazy nights.

And because we are so excited for you to invite EAT IT into your holiday cheer, until December 4, our amazing publisher Feathertale has removed shipping costs from online purchases!

So... HAPPY HOLIDAYS! And enjoy!

 
Hey there, EAT IT friends who prefer to shop at Chapters/Indigo! It's available at these select locations. Here's how to find it there:

IN STORE
Head to the magazines area and look for the "Literary & Small Press" section (see photo below)... or ask a clerk to point you to where they keep their literary journals. Our publisher is FEATHERTALE... ask them to point you to where FEATHERTALE is sold! Below is a photo of EAT IT displayed in Chapters/Indigo... right next to the Feathertale Review. It will look like that! Go to there!

**Please note: EAT IT is not searchable in Chapters/Indigo computer databases, as it is distributed as a magazine... You'll need to walk on over to the 'Literary & Small Press' section or the arts section and look for it with your peepers!**

ONLINE
You can't buy EAT IT online from Chapters/Indigo... but you can buy it online directly from us! Click here to do so!

EAT IT at Chapters/Indigo Bay & Bloor

EAT IT at Chapters/Indigo Eaton Centre

 
Hey there, EAT IT friends who want to purchase from any of these local bookstores-- YAY for you for supporting local business! Woohoo! This is how you can find EAT IT at smaller bookstores...

IN STORE
EAT IT is PROBABLY in the magazine section where literary journals are sold. Ask a clerk to point you to where they sell literary journals like those from FEATHERTALE. However, some independent bookstores like to shake it up and display EAT IT somewhere else they find more appropriate. For example, in the photos below, you'll see EAT IT right next to the cash register at Book City on Bloor in the Annex (right next to David Rakoff's book! We're chuffed!). Meanwhile, at Type Books on Queen Street West, EAT IT is in the food/cookbook section.

Basically, if you don't see it in the literary journal section-- ask the clerk, "Hey, where can I find EAT IT? You know, published by FEATHERTALE?"

**Please note: EAT IT may not be searchable in bookstore computer databases, as it is distributed as a magazine... You'll need to walk on over to the literary journal section and look for it with your peepers!**

ONLINE
You can't buy EAT IT from these independent stores online... but you CAN buy it directly from us online! Right here!

Thank you for your support!

EAT IT at Book City on Bloor (Annex)

Thanks for the prime positioning, Book City on Bloor!

EAT IT at Type Books on Queen

In the cooking section!

EAT IT at Book City St. Clair and Yonge

A hidden gem! Don't be shy to tell our friends at the store that you're hungry for EAT IT and would lurve to see it featured more prominently! They just might not know how EXCELLENT it is yet, y'know?
 
It's been an exciting week in EAT IT land, a land full of review copies and launch party props and...media clippings!
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In case you missed it (but how could you have?), we thought we'd put together a round-up of the wonderful buzz happening online and in print.

The Toronto Standard kicked off the EAT IT coverage on Tuesday with Tiffy Thompson's review. The piece touched on several stories including Sarah Barmak's essay on husband-poisoners, Katie Daubs' "dressing-down of (a) self-styled martyr," and Maya Reid's "colourful recollection of dining on penis in Beijing." Yum! Thompson called EAT IT "real women's writing that resonates." We liked that.

Thursday was a big day. Not only were we mentioned in NOW Magazine, but we made a huge splash in the Toronto Star's Life section, which ran two excerpts from the book — Kristine Owram's "Ode to Mo" and Nicole Baute's "Left Over." We are simply thrilled about it. The retro housewife pic was a big bonus.

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Then the nice people at Open Book: Toronto ran a "special" interview (because EAT IT is special) with us and contributor Sarah Barmak (with help from expert reader/writer Sarah Selecky!). They asked really fabulous questions, and we tried our best to sound smart. Special thanks to Sarah B. for her fun and thoughtful answers and also for the photograph of a monstrous crab she accidentally ordered in a Greek restaurant in Paris (and did, we're told, consume in its entirety). 

And then, in anticipation of Sunday's Canzine festival (where you can pick up a copy of EAT IT at the Feathertale booth), Broken Pencil put together a sweet EAT IT write-up on their website. We loved what the editor had to say about the book's relevance: "Like most women, my relationship with food is complex, sometimes delightful, and often a little fucked-up." Tell us about it, sister. And merci beaucoup.

So, friends, that's all for now. Stay tuned for more excitement, and more importantly, come to our launch party with This is Not a Reading Series on Tuesday, October 22 at the Gladstone Hotel. That's when the magic really begins.

xoxo,
Nicole & Brianna
 
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Hey people, it's been a big week to celebrate for EAT IT! Not only are our mouths watering at the fact that Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize (!) but also-- and MORE IMPORTANTLY-- TWO of our EAT IT contributors won Canadian Comedy Awards this week! Congratulations to Rebecca Kohler and Sara Hennessey! We are so lucky to have such talented ladies on our team.

One way to celebrate would be to check out the latest episode of the EAT IT podcast, featuring an interview about feminism and comedy and the anxiety of conflicting nutritional tips with Sara Hennessey herself! Also in this episode: a wacky blind taste test AND a great listener comment AND we talk a lot about the word "congeal." What's not to love? 

Stream it, download it, enjoy-- and then let us know what you think over social media or by leaving a comment here!

 
Yes! It's here! The second helping of the EAT IT podcast! It's true, this second installment is out of the kitchen a little later than we'd hoped, but Brianna came down with an icky cold for a long while and, well, what can you do? Life happens. Germs happen. Then chicken soup happened and all was right with the world.

In this second episode Brianna interviews cookbook author/Toronto Star food editor/EAT IT contributor Jennifer Bain about her tales from the test kitchen, the bison ranch and her role as family chef; Brianna also has a brief chat about custard (and, wow, a lot more) with contributor and CBC radio producer Kristin Nelson at Word On The Street literary festival. All this plus listener comments about two-bite brownies, gendered foods in German, fruit bats... and more!

This podcast is best listened to as a DOWNLOAD, while you enjoy your dinner or are walkin' around town where you can buy a mid-podcast classy donut. Just click "DOWNLOAD" to get this puppy onto your various iPods, iPhones, or whatever else the kids are listening to these days.
 
 
Friends of EAT IT: are your ears ready for a slurp? Because below is the FIRST EPISODE of the EAT IT PODCAST!

For your listening/thinking pleasure, we've devised a delightful 30-minute audio romp introducing you to the ideas driving many of the pieces in our book, and to some of our contributors and how food figures in their writing.

In this first episode, host/EAT IT co-editor Brianna Goldberg interviews playwright/actor/writer Jessica Moss (@JessieMercury) about how food features in her award-winning plays, why she's so obsessed with Martha Stewart, and why yogurt is so funny; Brianna does a brief check-in with EAT IT co-editor Nicole Baute over the phone from Africa; and she tells you all about how to connect with EAT IT so you can join this (now literal) conversation!

Have a listen (we suggest you hit 'download' to put it on your iPod or whatnot rather than stream it) and please let us know what you think: send all your questions, recipes and fictional or non-fictional restaurant reviews to us via Twitter, Facebook or email! Thanks!
A few notes on the episode:

1) You can stream the podcast but we really suggest you download it (click the word "download") and listen to it as you commute to work or take a jog or (perhaps best, as we do discuss tasty things A LOT) while you munch your lunch or prep your dinner. It's an appetizer of EAT IT-- to go!

2) Brianna was trying out a new microphone and she's not so crazy about how it sounds but she will fix it for NEXT WEEK's episode, featuring a really interesting conversation with cookbook writer and Toronto Star food columnist and editor, Jennifer Bain.

3) EAT IT's original theme song was written and produced by the excellent band known as Burrito Tourniquet.

4) Thanks for listening!
 
Do you have a pen? An iPhone calendar? A cocktail napkin? Good. Because you’re going to want to write this down.

The EAT IT launch is scheduled for October 22 at the Gladstone Hotel on Queen St. W.

Oh yes, it’s happening.

This will be an event to remember, presented by The Feathertale Review and This is Not a Reading Series, co-hosted by EAT IT editors Brianna Goldberg and Nicole Baute (that’s us!) and packed with hot literary dishes from some of our incredible contributors.

Which brings us to the next awesome thing. Here’s the full list of EAT IT writers, also known as beautiful geniuses. We love them and know you will too—if you don’t already.

Jennifer Bain
Denise Balkissoon
Sarah Barmak
Nicole Baute
Katie Daubs
Tu Anh Dinh
Stacey May Fowles
Brianna Goldberg
Faye Harnest
Sara Hennessey
Trish Hennessy
Amy Jones
Bronwyn Kienapple
Julia Kilpatrick
Jessica Kluthe
Rebecca Kohler
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
Lu Lam
Margo LaPierre
Victoria Martinez
Samantha Mehra
Alexandra Molotkow
Jessica Moss
Kristin Nelson
Kristine Owram
Maya Reid
Evany Rosen
Sarah Selecky
Lauren Spring
Lori Weidenhammer
Jessica Westhead

The launch party will be a potluck of readings and performances from members of this award-winning crew, including author Jessica Westhead, comic Sara Hennessey, playwright Jessica Moss and more.

For dessert, DJs Alexandra Molotkow and Chandler Levack spin some tasty tunes from all-female soul, disco, and R&B artists.

All the details in one tidy package:

EAT IT launch
Tuesday October 22, 2013
Doors open at 7:30; event starts at 8
The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
1214 Queen Street West
416-531-4635
$5 entrance fee or FREE with purchase of the book


Do you not know about This Is Not A Reading Series? You should. Here is a bit about them: This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS) offers a ground-breaking theatrical dimension to the appreciation of fine writing. Employing music, comedy, psychodrama, dance, multimedia performance, lectures, dialogue—everything but reading—TINARS investigates the creative process behind literary works.

A big thanks to This is Not a Reading Series for partnering with us, and to The Feathertale Review for general awesomeness.

See you so soon!

Nicole and Brianna