What She's Having

  • Bridie Wilkinson

Whole stories are made across a dinner table, and in What She’s Having, sixteen writers explore the complex and meaningful relationships that women have with the food we cook, eat and share.

Food is about so much more than just the first bite.

What we eat can fill us up, satisfy our needs or leave us hungry for more. It connects us to our culture, defines our routines and flavours our fondest memories.

What She's Having brings together fiction, non-fiction and poetry, this collection of women’s stories about food is something to savour.
In June 2020, we held a six-week open-submissions period for pieces of creative writing by women on the subject of food. We were overwhelmed by the response, and after reading more than 150 submissions, we chose sixteen pieces by the following writers:

Ansa Khan, E.V. Somerville, Hannah Lawrence, Paula Hilton, Syeda Salmah, Maria Ilona Moore, Amy Feldman, Kate Young, Candy Ikwuwunna, Grace Safford, Ettie Bailey-King, Tutku Barbaros, Alice Slater, Terri-Jane Dow, Lucy Porter, Sorcha Collister

Cover photography by Libby Earland,
cover design and text design by Marcus Chamberlain