The Washington Times | March 19, 2013
An alternative subtitle for Cita Stelzer's delightful account of how Churchill's gusto for food fueled not only his body and soul but also his policymaking might be "A Serious Account of a (Seemingly) Frivolous Subject." For Churchill, satisfying food and a salubrious environment to enjoy it were no mere frivolity. Indeed, you might say that he was dead serious about it, if that seriousness of purpose was not leavened by characteristic Churchillian wit. He loved good food, washed down by fine wines and spirits, and this fueled the formidable energy and inventive resourcefulness that enabled him to be his nation's -- and in some measure, the world's -- savior. Ms. Stelzer's highly informed and consistently insightful study reveals just how much detailed attention he paid to food, not just for himself but for servicemen and civilians in wartime.
Plan on visiting the National Churchill Museum April 10, 2013 at 3pm for a book signing with Cita Stelzer. View more information here.
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