Judith Newton 2017-10-09T20:21:51+00:00

Project Description

Judith Newton is Professor Emerita in Women and Gender Studies at U.C. Davis. She is the author and co-editor of five works of non fiction on nineteenth-century British women writers, feminist criticism, women’s history, and men’s movements. Her most current work has appeared in The Redwood Coast Review and poetalk. She lives in the East Bay of California.


Tasting Home is the history of a woman’s emotional education, the romantic tale of a marriage between a straight woman and a gay man, and an exploration of the ways that cooking can lay the groundwork for personal healing, intimate relation, and political community. Organized by decade and by the cookbooks that shaped author Judith Newton’s life, Tasting Home takes readers on an extraordinary journey through the cuisines, cultural spirit, and politics of the 1940s through 2011, complete with recipes.

Tasting Home won an IPPY (Independent Publisher’s) Award in memoir in 2013.

Click here for Judith’s “Behind the Book” post!