Does Kim Kardashian Eat Like Ernest Hemingway? An Investigation

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In a promo for the upcoming episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim and Kourtney visit Ernest Hemingway’s house in Cuba, where Kim discovers that she and the late author actually have a lot in common, at least when it comes to body image. As their tour guide explains, Hemingway weighed himself every day and tracked his stats on the wall, much like Kim. “That’s like me!” Kim exclaims. “That’s cool.”

Hemingway was an adventurous eater:

“Lion is very good to eat. The tenderloin tastes like wiener schnitzel when breaded.” — Ernest Hemingway Selected Letters 1917–1961

Kim was shocked when Jonathan Cheban ate horse meat in Iceland (she didn’t have any):

“OK guys Jonathan is about to try horse for the first time so I’m gonna snapchat him doing it. Oh my god I’m so sad.” — Kim’s Snapchat 

Hemingway was an avid hunter and fisherman and often feasted on meals he caught himself:

“Have been catching tarpon, barracuda, jack, red snappers, etc. Caught the biggest tarpon they’ve had down here so far this season. Sixty three pounds. The really big ones are just starting to come in. Also a barracuda on a fly rod … Have been living on fish too.” — Ernest Hemingway Selected Letters 1917–1961

Kim isn’t much of a forager:

“I haven’t been to a grocery store in like four years … I just don’t even know what flavor deodorants they have anymore.” —  Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Hemingway had to be forced to eat vegetables as a child:

“When I was a small kid I would only eat meat and fish. They couldn’t get me to eat vegetables no matter how much they whipped me … But I knew I had to learn to eat vegetables and to move my bowels regularly. —  Ernest Hemingway Selected Letters 1917–1961

Kim, on the other hand, loves salad:

Hemingway’s signature recipe was bacon-wrapped trout:

“Put the bacon in and when it is about half cooked lay the trout in the hot grease, dipping them in cornmeal first. Then put the bacon on top of the trout.” — the Toronto Star Weekly, 1920

Kim’s signature recipe is Sunday soul food:

Hemingway was a carnivore:

“Why not butcher where you kill — hang up meat and pack out what you can take — that’s what we do. Bring in head and scalp and liver and go back for the rest. Why carry a whole buck around?” —  Ernest Hemingway Selected Letters 1917–1961

Kim loves ribs:

“Every time I come to London, I have an obsession with ribs. Last night we were rushing to get to Hakkasan after awards and I just sat down and ate so many ribs … I’m obsessed with ribs.” — BBC Radio 1

Hemingway lost weight as a result of severe depression:

During the three months of creative outburst early in 1924, Hemingway put on weight, then lost it during later months when his creative output slackened … he went from over 200 pounds to possibly under 175.” —  Ernest Hemingway in Context

While Kim lost 60 pounds on Atkins:

Hemingway drank, a lot:

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” — Unsourced quote

Kim doesn’t drink.

“I do not drink alcohol at all. My sisters drink, so when they get a little crazy, I am there to pull them down.” — People

Hemingway loved seafood:

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” —  A Moveable Feast

While Kim likes going out for sushi at Nobu:

You know, I bet Hemingway would have loved Nobu nights too, had he been around to see them.