What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by Laura Shapiro

What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories

"Fascinating." Moira Hodgson, Wall Street Journal“Mouthwatering.”—Eater.com 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 politic...

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  • Diane S ☔
    Review soon....
  • J.M. Cornwell
    Laura Shapiro delves into lives of six famous women, many of whom are known to history even here in the 21st century. Beginning with Dorothy Wordsworth, the sister of the poet Wordsworth and their early lives together. Dorothy thinks more of her brother than of herself, reminding her brother when to...
  • Karen Witzler
    Very enjoyable. An assemblage of almost randomly chosen women from literature and history whose stories are retold by a gifted food writer. Intellectually lively and historically interesting with each section just the right length for my bedtime reading. I confess I read the section on Eva Braun(cya...
  • Sarah Swann
    This was middle of the road for me. I enjoyed 3 of the 6 stories and ended up having to DNF the last story about Helen Gurley Brown. I couldn't read anymore about how her mindframe was "be skinny, no matter the cost." I really enjoyed Eleanor Roosevelt's story and the one about Eva Braun was interes...
  • Kayo
    I thought this would be a totally different book. It wasn't that interesting and I couldn't care less about most of her 6 subject. Very disappointing. It could have been great....
  • Brenda
    This is a book about what 6 women in history ate. Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of poet William Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis, a female chef in England, which was rare in her time, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Hitler's mistress until they married shortly before their suicides, and Barbara Pym, a British auth...
  • Michelle
    No.I did not like this book. I started off saying "Well it's kind of interesting, in a sort of boring history class kind of way," but by mid-book, I had given up the optimism. What's the problem? First, the title: What SHE ate. Not what HE ate, not what she DIDN'T eat. And the majority of this book ...
  • Susan
    “If I eat I feel guilty. And I’d rather feel hungry.”The above is a quote from one of the six women featured in this book – Helen Gurley Brown, editor of “Cosmopolitan,” for over thirty years. It helps highlight the difficult, complicated relationship, that so many wome...
  • Roman Clodia
    You never just eat. No matter how hungry you are, it's never just food. In this vastly entertaining book, Shapiro uncovers the 'food stories' of six women: from Dorothy Wordsworth who cooked for her brother as if she were his wife, to Helen Gurley Brown who might gush about food but who never ate m...

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