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What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
4.7 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
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.
''Establishes Laura Shapiro as the founder of a delectable new literary genre: the culinary biography.'' (Megan Marshall, Pulitzer-prize winning biographer)
Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives - social and cultural, personal and political. Yet most biographers pay
Brooklyn in Love: A Delicious Memoir of Food, Family, and Finding Yourself
4.5 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews
On an island where finding love can be just as hard as finding a dinner reservation on a Friday night, Amy Thomas never imagined a family would fit into her lifestyle. So when Amy finds herself turning 40, moving to Brooklyn, and making way for a baby with a new man in her life, she realizes that starting over may be her biggest opportunity yet.
But how do you balance staying out all night dancing with staying up all night soothing a baby? Can a lifelong city girl trade in spontaneity for
The Three Graces of Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the Place They Made Their Own
4.4 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews
The Three Graces of Val-Kill changes the way we think about Eleanor Roosevelt. Emily Wilson examines what she calls the most formative period in Roosevelt's life, from 1922 to 1936, when she cultivated an intimate friendship with Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook, who helped her build a cottage on the Val-Kill Creek in Hyde Park on the Roosevelt family land. In the early years, the three women - the ''three graces'', as Franklin Delano Roosevelt called them - were nearly inseparable and forged a
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
4.7 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
The long-awaited follow-up to the mega-best-seller Kitchen Confidential
In the 10 years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out - from Monday fish to the breadbasket conspiracy - much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, moving back and forth from the author's bad old days to the present. Tracking his own strange and
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing
4.1 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
A James Beard Award-winning writer captures life under the Red socialist banner in this wildly inventive, tragicomic memoir of feasts, famines, and three generations
With startling beauty and sardonic wit, Anya von Bremzen tells an intimate yet epic story of life in that vanished empire known as the USSR - a place where every edible morsel was packed with emotional and political meaning.
Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow apartment where 18
Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen
4.0 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at war - with herself, with her body, and with food - while working her way through the underbelly of New York City's glamorous culinary scene.
Hannah Howard is a Columbia University freshman when she lands a hostess job at Picholine, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. Eighteen years old and eager to learn, she's invigorated by the manic energy and knife-sharp focus of the crew. By day Hannah explores the Columbia arts scene, struggling to