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    DescriptionWhat 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.

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    What the Great Ate
    A Curious History of Food and Fame
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew Jacob, By (author) Mark Jacob, Illustrated by Rick Tuma
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 310
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307461957
    ISBN 10: 0307461955

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    B&T General Subject: 170
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    LC classification: CT105 .J28 2010
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    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Three Rivers Press
    Publication date
    15 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    MATTHEW JACOB’s opinion columns have been published by the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and other print and online media. Visit his popular food blog at Foodphoria.blogspot.com. MARK JACOB, deputy metro editor at the Chicago Tribune, was part of the team that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. He is the author of the newspaper’s popular “10 Things You Might Not Know” feature. This is his fourth book.