It's been an exciting week in EAT IT land, a land full of review copies and launch party props clippings!

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.

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.

Nicole & Brianna

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