9/19/18 SHED Book Group: What She Ate
Meet with other readers and SHED customers and staff for the SHED Food Lover’s Book Group, where we’ll tackle the history, philosophy, and politics of food with works by some of our favorite authors. We’ll share our passion for eating, cooking, and reading in a lively discussion group.
What She Ate is 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.
Come having read the book and bring your questions. Bring up a drink or a snack from SHED’s fermentation bar and join us in a discussion perfect for farmers, cooks, environmentalists- anyone who is interested in the future of food.