Trinity University Press


A Gastronomic Interpretation of Love

Bob Shacochis (author)

A book about love, libido, and lamb, with seventy-five recipes by a writer well versed in the domestic dance between food and relationships

Bob Shacochis, National Book Award–winning author of Swimming in the Volcano, Easy in the Islands, The Next New World, and, most recently, the critically acclaimed novel The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, hones his nonfiction skills in this tour-de-force romp through the worlds of eating and eroticism. Domesticity is an irreverent exploration of the sweet and sour evolution of the enduring romance between author and lover. In this relationship, Shacochis stays at home and cooks, all the while reflecting on the ups and downs of a romantic partnership, the connection between heart and stomach, and how the crazed lust of youth evolves into inevitably settling down and simply making dinner. 


“Delicious. . . . Domesticity nourishes the senses and the soul.”

New York Times Book Review

Domesticity—rightly subtitled A Gastronomic Interpretation of Love—is about the voluptuous pleasures of cooking for, and eating with, someone you love, about making meals a participatory rather than spectator sport. It is about excess and obsession . . . Shacochis wants to get back to the earth, or, in his particular case, the sea, establish an intimate relationship with whatever's freshest or indigenous to the region, and then devour it.”

Los Angeles Times

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  • Price: $18.95 buy »
  • Pages: 368
  • Size: 6 x 8 1/4
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Published: Sep 2013
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781595341914
  • Price: $18.95
  • Published: Nov 2013
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781595341907


Food / Cooking, Essays