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Food Writing

Marjorie Shostak

Despite a lack of formal training as an anthropologist, Marjorie Shostak wrote one of the most popular life histories in the field, Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman, in 1981.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Known best for her Oscar-winning performance in the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, Gwyneth Paltrow has repeatedly sought out difficult roles playing unconventional women, including playing Sylvia Plath in 2003.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Venice, 2011

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Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.
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Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.


Photo courtesy of Andrea Raffin.

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Writer, chef, and photographer Portrait of Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen.

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Writer, chef, and photographer Portrait of Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen.

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Cookbook Authors Claudia Roden and Deb Perelman

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Cookbook authors Claudia Roden and Deb Perelman.

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Cookbook authors Claudia Roden and Deb Perelman.

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Tickling Tastebuds and Expanding Palates

Deb Perelman

Resisting trends towards fussy recipes with complicated instructions and esoteric ingredients, Deb Perelman focused her Smitten Kitchen food blog on “foolproof” recipes that incorporated feedback from online commenters.

Claudia Roden

Claudia Roden brought the delights of Middle Eastern cuisine to the kitchens of post-war Great Britain with her thoughtfully researched and inviting cookbooks and food writing.

Mayim Bialik

Actress Mayim Bialik defied Hollywood stereotypes by not only playing brilliant, strong women on TV and in film, but also working as a neuroscientist in real life.

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