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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #157

What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
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 political. Yet most biographers pay little attention to people s attitudes toward food, as if the great and notable never bothered to think about what was on the plate in front of them. Once we ask how somebody relates to food, we find a whole world of different and provocative ways to understand her. Food stories can be as intimate and revealing as stories of love, work, or coming-of-age. Each of the six women in this entertaining group portrait was famous in her time, and most are still famous in ours; but until now, nobody has told their lives from the point of view of the kitchen and the table. 
It s a lively and unpredictable array of women; what they have in common with one another (and us) is a powerful relationship with food. They include Dorothy Wordsworth, whose food story transforms our picture of the life she shared with her famous poet brother; Rosa Lewis, the Edwardian-era Cockney caterer who cooked her way up the social ladder; Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and rigorous protector of the worst cook in White House history; Eva Braun, Hitler s mistress, who challenges our warm associations of food, family, and table; Barbara Pym, whose witty books upend a host of stereotypes about postwar British cuisine; and Helen Gurley Brown, the editor of Cosmopolitan, whose commitment to having it all meant having almost nothing on the plate except a supersized portion of diet gelatin."
Length: 320 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: July 25th 2017 by Viking

Why I'm Waiting:

I love a good food memoir. I love the way food can connect people. How it can help us remember things that we might otherwise forget. 

Adventure Cats: Living Nine Lives to the FullestJust when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate—and unexpected—guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing—yes, cats who love water.

When animal writer and active hiker Laura Moss couldn’t find an online resource for hitting the trail with her cat, she created one. took off like wildfire, with attention from Wired, the Huffington PostOutside magazine, BuzzFeed, and much more. Now, the book Adventure Cats—a collection of jaw-dropping photographs, inspiring stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to a cat owner needs—will take readers and their cats well beyond the backyard. Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat.

The stories themselves are catnip for animal lovers, from Nanakuli, the one-eyed cat who hangs ten; to Georgie, a four-year-old gray tabby who lives on a sailboat; to Quandary, who not only insists on hiking with her family but also teaches them a valuable lesson: When you follow your cat’s natural tendency to wander, you experience the outdoors at a slower, richer pace. This book will delight every cat person, regardless of whether their pet is inclined to adventure. (Take the quiz at the beginning of the book to find out!)
Length: 224 pages (Paperback)
Expected Publication Date: May 16th 2017 by Workman Publishing Company

Why I'm Waiting:

I'm the crazy cat lady who used to tandem walk her dog and cat until the cat started to relish her freedom on the leash and she started escaping the house so I have to try this one.

What are you waiting on?


  1. Good choices. I love cats myself

  2. These aren't my kind of books, but I hope you love them when you read them! Have a lovely Wednesday :)
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  3. Those are two totally new to me ones! They don't sound like my kind of read either but I hope you thoroughly enjoy them both once you read them!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  4. Food and cats! Great combination. I'm actually not too much of a pet person but I do love food. Though I've never read a food memoir. o_o I hope you enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them!

    Have a fabulous week, Kimberly. =)

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  5. What She Ate sounds like a good one. I haven't read a food memoir for quite some time since Chef Marcus's. I'll look it up.

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  7. That cat book is too funny but kind of inspiring???? I wish I could do all those things and would love to do the same with a dog (sorry, but I prefer dogs) of my own.

  8. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.


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