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

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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) duelin
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ebook, 288 pages
Published July 13th 2010 by Broadway Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jessica
This isn't a book to just sit down and read - it's the type of book you read when you only have 5 - 15 minutes of reading time. It's a trivia book of answers of what famous people ate and how.
Diana
A collection of vignettes and anecdotes about celebrities, historical figures and others and their relationship to food.

I found this a fun book to read in short doses, but I really couldn't commit to reading more than one chapter at a time. The chapters consist of short little anecdotes and facts that bounce around in time period and theme randomly. It felt a little ADD, especially when one person would be mentioned multiple times at multiple points in one chapter. Overall though, there were som
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Armand
If you have to take a dump or you really really need to keep yourself occupied for about 10-15 minutes, by all means, be my guest. Otherwise, skip it.
Jackie
Some interesting and amusing anecdotes about food.
Su Rankin
Written sloppily. It read like Readers Digest excerpts
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Author of books on photography, baseball, Chicago history, and the American Revolution. Longtime Chicago journalist is deputy metro editor at the Chicago Tribune, where he is co-author of the popular feature "10 Things You Might Not Know."
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