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

Shapiro, Laura, (author.).

Available copies

  • 7 of 11 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

2 current holds with 11 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 920.72 Sha (Text) 32604000204762 DCTPLD AD New Books Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 920.72 SHAPIRO (Text) 32826014096051 New Books Checked out 10/23/2017
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 920.72 SHAPIRO (Text) 37500004423741 New Items Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch WELLNESS DIET Shapiro (Text) 37516002032163 Adult New Book Shelf Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 920.72 SHA (Text) 34330513148818 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library 920 SHA (Text) 70743000155257 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster 920 SHA (Text) 72436000100432 Adult nonfiction Checked out 11/06/2017
Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library 920 SHAPIRO 2017 (Text) 39206021357957 New Materials Checked out 11/12/2017
Peabody PL - Columbia City LEASED NON-FICTION 920 SHAPIRO (Text) 30403002254720 Adult - Non-Fiction Bestseller Available -
Peru PL - Peru 920.72 SHAPIRO L (Text) 53069000489774 NEW BOOK Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780525427643
  • ISBN: 0525427643
  • Physical Description: 307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-298) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Dorothy Wordsworth -- Rosa Lewis -- Eleanor Roosevelt -- Eva Braun -- Barbara Pym -- Helen Gurley Brown.
Summary, etc.: 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 hertime, 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.
Subject: Celebrities > Biography.
Dinners and dining > History.

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