Dinners with Famous Women: From Cleopatra to Indira Gandhi

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Culinary history made fun. Let each famous woman describe the food of her generation. Make a dinner with Cleopatra, Annie Oakley, and Mata Hari.

This is a culinary history cookbook with a different twist—women from different centuries tell you about the meals of their time. You are provided with a menu and recipes for a succulent dinner inspired by the women featured in each chapter. You can learn about a meal that Anne Boleyn enjoyed at Hampton Court with Henry VIII, eat a meal...

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Overview

Culinary history made fun. Let each famous woman describe the food of her generation. Make a dinner with Cleopatra, Annie Oakley, and Mata Hari.

This is a culinary history cookbook with a different twist—women from different centuries tell you about the meals of their time. You are provided with a menu and recipes for a succulent dinner inspired by the women featured in each chapter. You can learn about a meal that Anne Boleyn enjoyed at Hampton Court with Henry VIII, eat a meal with Emily Dickinson, and celebrate Passover with Emma Goldman.

Dinners With Famous Women was written in the hopes that culinary history will become an exciting part of your cooking experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595297290
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Pages: 455
  • Sales rank: 1,342,147
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.07 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2001

    Dinners With Famous Women

    I have just received this book as a gift from a friend, and decided to try one of the meals for my family. I decided to try a fairly easy one ,Queen Hatchesput's Dinner menu. My fifteen year old girl was most intrigued by the idea of a female ruler. We had fun preparing the leek and onion dip with the seasoned pita bread and the apricots poached with pomegranate seeds.I found this to be a excellent way to introduce them to unusual foods while, learning about history. I would recommend this book to those who want to teach their children about women's history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2001

    Dinners With Famous Women

    This is a simple and fun book. I love to cook for my girlfriends, and the idea of preparing a meal for them from this book intrigued me. So I made the Gertrude Stein meal. It was wonderful French food. I now will have a party and we can all read and share this book while we cook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2001

    Dinners With Famous Women

    I love to cook and I also love to read about Women who paved the way towards the freedom we enjoy today. This book combines both. You can cook a meal with Mary Wollenstonecraft, who was the first avowed feminist and the mother of Mary Shelly, or enjoy a dinner with Emily Dickinson, in her Amherst house. All in all very informative and enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2001

    Dinners With Famous Women

    I am a CEO and President of a nationally renowned high-tech PR agency. I gave this book to several of my clients for Christmas presents. I received great thanks and positive feedback for sending them such an intellectual, unique and thoughtful cookbook. Although, many of the women run businesses and have little time for anything beyond their careers, they were captivated by its contents and read it immediately. As women who empower women, these individuals found the contents of Dinners with Famous Women to be inspirational and historically educational. I recommend this book as a means to gain a high appreciation of the significance of food and the cultural impact it has on all of us.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2001

    The Fascinating World Of Culinary History

    I am a Culinary Rep, and as such I am interested in cookbooks and having read this book I found it to be very interesting. The recipes were concise and easy to follow, and the stories that the women told about the times that they lived in where very illuminating. I especially liked finding out about what kinds of food were available and used during different times. While I am sure I would not like to eat a swan or drink milk that was adulterated by chalk, I am sure that some of the foods that we eat today would seem strange to Charlotte Bronte or Queen Hatchesput of Egypt.All in all a very enlightening and fun book

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