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

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 "Fascinating." Moira Hodgson, Wall Street Journal ?Mouthwatering.??Eater.com A belov...

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Title:What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
Author:Laura Shapiro
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:307 pages pages

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

  • J.M. Cornwell
    Jul 15, 2017

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

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    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 b...

  • Karen Witzler
    Jul 25, 2017

    ?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...

    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...

  • Diane S ☔
    Jul 13, 2017

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    Review soon. ...

  • Sarah Swann
    Aug 18, 2017

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    Review soon. ...

    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 b...

    What She Ate is a biography of six famous, infamous, or just plain interesting women told through the food they ate. Subjects include Dorothy Wordsworth; an 19th century caterer; Eleanor Roosevelt; Eva Braun; author Barbara Pym; and Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmopolitan.  Since I...

    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 Bra...

  • Susan
    Jan 14, 2018

    ?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...

  • Katie/Doing Dewey
    Aug 02, 2017

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    Review soon. ...

    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 b...

    What She Ate is a biography of six famous, infamous, or just plain interesting women told through the food they ate. Subjects include Dorothy Wordsworth; an 19th century caterer; Eleanor Roosevelt; Eva Braun; author Barbara Pym; and Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmopolitan.  Since I...

  • Lynne
    Dec 21, 2017

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    Review soon. ...

    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 b...

    What She Ate is a biography of six famous, infamous, or just plain interesting women told through the food they ate. Subjects include Dorothy Wordsworth; an 19th century caterer; Eleanor Roosevelt; Eva Braun; author Barbara Pym; and Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmopolitan.  Since I...

    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 Bra...

    I had a hard time getting through this book, and I'm not sure why. The author had a great idea for a book, and she wrote a fairly interesting book. However, the two were not the same. Perhaps if she had titled the book "What She Served" that would have been more accurate. Even in the A...

    A somewhat dry look at an interesting topic. Worth a listen due to the historical aspect but not really about what the women ate. From a foodie perspective it?s a bit disappointing. ...

  • Kayo
    Aug 17, 2017

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    Review soon. ...

    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 b...

    What She Ate is a biography of six famous, infamous, or just plain interesting women told through the food they ate. Subjects include Dorothy Wordsworth; an 19th century caterer; Eleanor Roosevelt; Eva Braun; author Barbara Pym; and Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmopolitan.  Since I...

    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 Bra...

    I had a hard time getting through this book, and I'm not sure why. The author had a great idea for a book, and she wrote a fairly interesting book. However, the two were not the same. Perhaps if she had titled the book "What She Served" that would have been more accurate. Even in the A...

    A somewhat dry look at an interesting topic. Worth a listen due to the historical aspect but not really about what the women ate. From a foodie perspective it?s a bit disappointing. ...

    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. ...

  • Anne
    Aug 07, 2017

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    Review soon. ...

    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 b...

    What She Ate is a biography of six famous, infamous, or just plain interesting women told through the food they ate. Subjects include Dorothy Wordsworth; an 19th century caterer; Eleanor Roosevelt; Eva Braun; author Barbara Pym; and Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmopolitan.  Since I...

    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 Bra...

    I had a hard time getting through this book, and I'm not sure why. The author had a great idea for a book, and she wrote a fairly interesting book. However, the two were not the same. Perhaps if she had titled the book "What She Served" that would have been more accurate. Even in the A...

  • Roman Clodia
    Jan 09, 2018

    ?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...

    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...

    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...