Meet the Author: Hannah Howard
Join us in welcoming Hannah Howard, author of the soon-to-be-released memoir, FEAST: True Love in and out of the Kitchen.
About the Book:
The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at warâ€”with herself, with her body, and with foodâ€”while working her way through the underbelly of New York Cityâ€™s glamorous culinary scene.
Hannah Howard is a Columbia University freshman when she lands a hostess job at Picholine, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. Eighteen years old and eager to learn, sheâ€™s invigorated by the manic energy and knife-sharp focus of the crew. By day Hannah explores the Columbia arts scene, struggling to find her place. By night sheâ€™s intoxicated by boxes of heady truffles and intrigued by the food industryâ€™s insiders. Sheâ€™s hungry for knowledge, success, and love, but sheâ€™s also ravenous because she hasnâ€™t eaten more than yogurt and coffee in days.
Hannah is hiding an eating disorder. The excruciatingly late nights, demanding chefs, bad boyfriends, and destructive obsessions have left a void inside her that she canâ€™t fill. To reconcile her relationships with the food she worships and a body she struggles to accept, Hannahâ€™s going to have to learn to nourish her soul.