A Certain Hunger

December 5, 2020
A Certain Hunger

Food critic Dorothy Daniels loves what she does. Discerning,meticulous, and very, very smart, Dorothy's clear mastery of theculinary arts make it likely that she could, on any given night,whip up a more inspired dish than any one of the chefs she writesabout. Dorothy loves sex as much as she loves food, and while shehas struggled to find a long-term partner that can keep up withher, she makes the best of her single life, frequently travelingfrom Manhattan to Italy for a taste of both.But there is something within Dorothy that's different fromeveryone else, and having suppressed it long enough, she starts toembrace what makes Dorothy uniquely, terrifyingly herself.Recounting her life from a seemingly idyllic farm-to-tablechildhood, the heights of her career, to the moment she plunges anice pick into a man's neck on Fire Island, Dorothy Daniels show uswhat happens when a woman finally embraces her superiority.A satire of early foodieism, a critique of how gender isdefined, and a showcase of virtuoso storytelling, Chelsea G.Summers' A Certain Hunger introduces us to the foodworld's most charming psychopath and an exciting new voice infiction.