Julie and Julia meets Greek: a hilarious behind-the-scenes account of how one woman sort of tames a bunch of frat guys and makes them love her cooking too.
A humorous and revealing account from inside the ultimate boys’ club as one female cook transforms the frat food experience and serves up generous helpings of honest advice and observations, finding herself transformed in the process.
After she leaves her position as a private chef to a wealthy family (from hell), Barnes answers a want ad for a fraternity chef at the Alpha Sig House on the University of Washington campus. There she finds young men hungry not only for good food, but for the kind of love and attention absent from meals dropped off by an indifferent off-site cook. She also finds a filthy and ill-equipped kitchen, vendors pushing processed food and the culture shock of spending long days in a secret society.
Rejecting the stereotypes of both frat boys and what they eat, Barnes’s passion for real food and her sharp tongue make her kitchen a magnet for Brothers, new recruits and sorority girls seeking more than a hot meal. Hungry offers a female perspective on the real lives of young men, tells a tale of a woman suddenly finding her footing at middle age, and explores the many ways that food feeds us.