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What the Great Ate: A Curious History of Food and Fame

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Publisher Comments:

What was eating them? And vice versa.

In What the Great Ate, Matthew and Mark Jacob have cooked up a bountiful sampling of the peculiar culinary likes, dislikes, habits, and attitudes of famous—and often notorious—figures throughout history. Here is food

• As code: Benito Mussolini used the phrase “we’re making spaghetti” to inform his wife if he’d be (illegally) dueling later that day.

• As superstition: Baseball star Wade Boggs credited his on-field success to eating chicken before nearly every game.

• In service to country: President Thomas Jefferson, America’s original foodie, introduced eggplant to the United States and wrote down the nation’s first recipe for ice cream.

From Emperor Nero to Bette Davis, Babe Ruth to Barack Obama, the bite-size tidbits in What the Great Ate will whet your appetite for tantalizing trivia.

Synopsis:

For foodies and trivia lovers alike, this fun and impressively researched pop-culture history offers a sampling of the peculiar culinary habits of the famous--and often notorious--figures throughout the ages.

About the Author

MATTHEW JACOB’s opinion columns have been published by the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and other print and online media. Visit his popular food blog at Foodphoria.blogspot.com.

MARK JACOB, deputy metro editor at the Chicago Tribune, was part of the team that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. He is the author of the newspaper’s popular “10 Things You Might Not Know” feature. This is his fourth book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307461964
Subtitle:
A Curious History of Food and Fame
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Jacob, Matthew
Author:
Jacob, Mark
Author:
Matthew Jacob
Author:
Mark Jacob
Subject:
Reference : Trivia
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Trivia
Subject:
History
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Celebrities
Subject:
Food habits -- History.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Biography-Rich and Famous
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Historical Food and Cooking
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100713
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

Related Subjects

Biography » Reference
Biography » Rich and Famous
Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking
History and Social Science » Sociology » Agriculture and Food
History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » Trivia

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Product details 288 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307461964 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For foodies and trivia lovers alike, this fun and impressively researched pop-culture history offers a sampling of the peculiar culinary habits of the famous--and often notorious--figures throughout the ages.
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