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The Resource What she ate : six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories, Laura Shapiro

What she ate : six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories, Laura Shapiro

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What she ate : six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories
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What she ate
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six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories
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Laura Shapiro
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eng
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"A beloved culinary historian's short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking--what they ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives. Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives--social and cultural, personal and political. Yet most biographers pay little attention to people's attitudes toward food, as if the great and notable never bothered to think about what was on the plate in front of them. Once we ask how somebody relates to food, we find a whole world of different and provocative ways to understand her. Food stories can be as intimate and revealing as stories of love, work, or coming-of-age. Each of the six women in this entertaining group portrait was famous in her time, and most are still famous in ours; but until now, nobody has told their lives from the point of view of the kitchen and the table. It's a lively and unpredictable array of women; what they have in common with one another (and us) is a powerful relationship with food. They include Dorothy Wordsworth, whose food story transforms our picture of the life she shared with her famous poet brother; Rosa Lewis, the Edwardian-era Cockney caterer who cooked her way up the social ladder; Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and rigorous protector of the worst cook in White House history; Eva Braun, Hitler's mistress, who challenges our warm associations of food, family, and table; Barbara Pym, whose witty books upend a host of stereotypes about postwar British cuisine; and Helen Gurley Brown, the editor of Cosmopolitan, whose commitment to "having it all" meant having almost nothing on the plate except a supersized portion of diet gelatin"--
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Title
What she ate
Creator
Summary
A culinary historian’s short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking explore what these women ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives, in a book that covers Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Barbara Pym and Helen Gurley Brown
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collective biography
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10572891
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
920.72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT105
LC item number
.S465 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories
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six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories
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Laura Shapiro
What she ate : six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories, Laura Shapiro
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What she ate : six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories, Laura Shapiro
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-298) and index
Contents
Dorothy Wordsworth -- Rosa Lewis -- Eleanor Roosevelt -- Eva Braun -- Barbara Pym -- Helen Gurley Brown
Control code
ocn962353960
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780525427643
Lccn
2016057055
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962353960

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