“In the Kitchen is an anthology which showcases the best of food-inspired writing, with each beguiling story interpreting the theme in a different way. Food, in the hands of these writers, becomes a route into our memories, into magic, rebellion, grief and joy.” CG Menon

“This anthology is like a box of treats, one to dip into and savour the delights it offers, one day at a time, or dive into it completely to satiate your hunger!” Susmita Bhattacharya

A young woman attempts to cook her mum’s enchiladas. A boy finds arepas, and the woman who makes them for breakfast, irresistible. A stay-at-home mum realises that her sparklingly clean kitchen isn’t so perfect after all.

This collection is a surprising platter of delightful and peculiar short stories by new and established writers that allow you to lose yourself in their magic.

Featuring writers Talim Arab, Rachel Beresford-Davies , Dianne Bown-Wilson, Mona Dash, Sarah Evans, Vanessa Jarrett, Emily Monaco, Thomas Morgan, Angela Readman, Madeehah Reza, Reshma Ruia, JP Sanders, Nasia Sarwar-Skuse, Janet H. Swinney, Vanessa Timothy, Jane Wagar, Julia Wood, Alison Woodhouse, Rabi’atu T. Yakubu, Karen Yu.        

Edited by Susmita Bhattacharya and Farhana Shaikh

Foreword by CG Menon

Further reading

Read: The Mice by Lydia Davis, Biblioklept (please note this story does not feature in the above collection and is merely an example of a kitchen story!)

Review: forthcoming

Prompt: Go to the kitchen and pick three random objects. Now write a 100 word story using the word kitchen in every sentence.


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