What the Great Ate: A Curious History of Food and Fame (Paperback)
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Short Description for What the Great Ate 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.
- Published: 15 August 2010
- Format: Paperback 310 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307461957 ISBN 10: 0307461955
- Sales rank: 1,187,016
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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) 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.