Often the conversation about women and food is one of pathology — of eating disorders and body hate. And while this is an important conversation, food writer Kim Severson reminds us that it's not the only one.
Just yesterday, the Times ran a heart-rending profile of Judy Avrin and her documentary about her daughter's death from bulimia. And reading about Peggy Orenstein's daughter's budding fat-phobia, it may seem almost impossible to raise a girl with a healthy relationship to food. While we still need to address the very real issues behind eating disorders and body image ills, we can also benefit from messages of hope. Which is basically what Times food writer Kim Severson's Spoon Fed is.