Rebecca May Johnson
We are thrilled to welcome Rebecca May Johnson to the Lighthouse!
Small Fires is Rebecca May Johnson's first book - and it packs a punch, combining memoir, social criticism and food writing. Johnson writes about a decade of cooking, and "reclaims that domestic space as one of intensely physical thought" (The Guardian).
The book questions why we cook, and transforms this everyday act into a way of thinking about - and being in - the world.Cooking is thinking: about the liberating constraint of tying apron strings; the transformative dynamics of shared meals; the meaning of appetite and bodily pleasure; the wild subversiveness of the recipe, beyond words or control.