What She Ate

What She Ate

Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories

Book - 2017
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"Each of the six women in this ... 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
ISBN: 9780525427643
Branch Call Number: 920.72 SHA 2017
Characteristics: 307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Sep 15, 2017

Definitely a wonderful, well-researched, entertaining, informative, hilarious collection of six amazing women. Especially thought-provoking look at where these women begin and where they end up, and honestly, if they arrive at some peace after all their struggles. And the struggles! If you love a pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps story, here are six of the best.

Every single story is worth reading. Every single woman is a trailblazer in her own way. Every story uses food as a thread to weave through the lives of women who make the world a better place for future women. And every single woman has more grit than most of us. They all make decisions that change the course of their lives, and getting to watch the consequences of those decisions and how they play out, is delicious. As is every other word in this book.

Sep 11, 2017

An interesting look at some famous women and how and what they ate. Well-researched as each chapter is a different profile. Especially enjoyed the one on Barbara Pym, whose writing has recently been recommended to me. A fun read, especially for a foodie who loves biographies!


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