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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
Title
What she ate
Title remainder
six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories
Statement of responsibility
Laura Shapiro
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapiro, Laura
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Celebrities
  • Dinners and dining
  • COOKING / History
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • Celebrities
  • Dinners and dining
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What she ate : six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories, Laura Shapiro
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dorothy Wordsworth -- Rosa Lewis -- Eleanor Roosevelt -- Eva Braun -- Barbara Pym -- Helen Gurley Brown
Control code
ocn962353960
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780525427643
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016057055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1722520
  • (Sirsi) 1722520
  • (OCoLC)962353960
Label
What she ate : six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories, Laura Shapiro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dorothy Wordsworth -- Rosa Lewis -- Eleanor Roosevelt -- Eva Braun -- Barbara Pym -- Helen Gurley Brown
Control code
ocn962353960
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780525427643
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016057055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1722520
  • (Sirsi) 1722520
  • (OCoLC)962353960

Library Locations

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