Getting To Know Someone By "What She Ate"

Aug 1, 2017

How can you know a person from afar, something beyond the standard biographies?  For Laura Shapiro, the answer was on the dining table, literally. 

Sauerkraut. We guess Eva Braun ate some of this.
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She tracks six notable women--some famous, like Eleanor Roosevelt, some less so, like British caterer Rosa Lewis--in the book What She Ate

From their food choices and habits (be glad you never had a meal at the FDR White House), we learn more about each of the women. 

Laura Shapiro joins us to talk about applying her food-writing skills to biography.