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Pop-up: Tabitha Blankenbiller

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Tabitha Blankenbiller pops-up with her new book, Eats of Eden

Blankenbiller is paired with Oregon Still Life by Childe Hassam; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


Eats of Eden is a trip into the memory, into the stomach, and into the heart of every woman. These essays of tasty bites, writing, coming-of-age, family, sex, self-esteem—and above all, overcoming personal odds to live your best life—are complete with mouth-watering recipes and memories that will change your relationship with food forever. From self-identity to love affairs with the sinking of the Titanic to cheese snobbery to reconciling the unanswered questions of a lost friendship, the home-loving socialite at the heart of this memoir dishes and dines on fashion, feminism, fabulousness, and food.

Eats of Eden follows a year of attempting to write a novel, and the daily life, occasional revelations and passions that feed, distract, complicate, and enrich that process—in the author’s case, constant detours into the kitchen. It’s a book about writing, eating, and surviving in the modern west, from literary hustling at the Doug Fir Lounge, to waiting for life-altering emails around a stew-cooking campfire at Crater Lake.

Tabitha Blankenbiller

Tabitha Blankenbiller lives in the rural outskirts of Portland, Oregon (near the latest In-N-Out Burger location). Her essays have appeared in Tin House, The Rumpus, Longreads, Serious Eats, Salon, Bustle, Electric Lit, and a number of other publications. She teaches pop culture writing with Catapult and is a book reviews editor at Barrelhouse. Her debut essay collection Eats of Eden on food, writing, and all that comes between, was released from Alternating Current Press in March 2018. Visit her online at tabithablankenbiller.com
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