Inspired by the civil rights struggle, the women's movement, and the AIDS epidemic, Tasting Homeis an odyssesy of emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Punctuated by favorite recipes and relating the story of a marriage between a straight woman and a gay man, this memoir celebrates matters of both the kitchen and the heart, as it explores universal themes of acceptance, love, family, community-building, and political engagement.
Judith Newton is professor emerita in Women and Gender studies at U.C. Davis where she directed the Women and Gender Studies program and the Consortium for Women and Research. She has published five academic books on women writers, feminist criticism, women in history, and men's movements.
Her memoir, Tasting Home, appeared in 2013 with She Writes Press, received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly, and has won ten independent press awards.