Girl Food

“A volume of recipes to help Cathy’s female fans cope with real-life maddening males” from the Emmy Award-winning cartoonist (Booklist).

Cathy’s fights with food are legendary. She battles the bag of chips, the last piece of cake, the chocolate that calls her name. Now, in this delightful cookbook, the creative cartoon figure finally puts her fondness for food to work for the benefit of all womankind. It’s all about Girl Food!

Coauthored by cartoonist Cathy Guisewite and food writer Barbara Albright, Girl Food dishes up recipes in ways women really think about eating. Five categories—from Romance Food to Swimsuit Food to Consolation Food—contain taste-tempting recipes for all occasions. Whether the reader’s trying to woo or she’s ruing the day she ever met him, Girl Food serves up just the right kind of nourishment, with a dash of Cathy’s special humor.

Consider these tasty morsels:

  • “He Actually Believed Me When I Said I Could Cook” Seduction Steak with Portobello Mushroom Sauce
  • “Why Did I Volunteer to Bring Something” Party Pasta Salad
  • “The Proposal Is Due; I Lost the File; I’m Staying Home” Chicken Soup

All of Girl Food’s eighty recipes were developed by Albright, a registered dietitian, former editor-in-chief of ChocolatierMagazine, and author of numerous bestselling books on baking. Cathy—who personally tested every recipe—appears throughout the book, giving bonafide fans a chance to cook and commiserate with one of their favorite food friends.

“An amusing arrangement of recipes divided into categories such as Romance Food, Swimsuit Food, Sweat Suit Food, Grown-Up Food and Consolation Food.” —Chicago Tribune

About the Author

Cathy Guisewite is the creator of the “Cathy” comic strip which ran daily in nearly 1,400 newspapers from 1976 to 2010. Launched when there were almost no female voices on the comic pages, the strip became a deeply personal touchstone for women wrestling with a changing world. The strip earned Guisewite the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award in 1992, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for the TV special Cathy in 1987, and the high honor of having her work displayed on the fronts of refrigerators across the land, right next to the food.

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