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What She Ate

Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories

by Laura Shapiro

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Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
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A culinary historian look at six famous women through the lens of food and cooking, exploring what these women ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives.

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Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

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Eleanor Roosevelt presides over the table at a dinner celebrating her husband's victory in the 1932 Democratic presidential primary. Author Laura Shapiro notes that later, as first lady, Roosevelt would seem "apathetic about what was on her plate" while in the White House. Anonymous/Associated Press hide caption

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'What She Ate' Reveals The Plates And Palates Of 6 Notable Women

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Berlin, Germany: A candid photograph of Eva Braun with Adolf Hitler at the dining table. A new book explores the lives of six women through food, and Hitler's mistress is a startling inclusion. But what Braun ate reflected a "perpetual enactment of her own daydream" against a barbaric backdrop. Bettmann/Getty Images hide caption

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