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Small Fires: Rebecca May Johnson's Epic In The Kitchen

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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.

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