Something from the Oven

by Laura Shapiro | History | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 014303491X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingimeretoowing of Telford , Shropshire United Kingdom on 3/27/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wingimeretoowing from Telford , Shropshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Author of the forthcoming What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories (Summer 2017)
In this captivating blend of culinary history and popular culture, the award-winning author of Perfection Salad shows us what happened when the food industry elbowed its way into the kitchen after World War II, brandishing canned hamburgers, frozen baked beans, and instant piecrusts. Big Business waged an all-out campaign to win the allegiance of American housewives, but most women were suspicious of the new foods--and the make-believe cooking they entailed. With sharp insight and good humor, Laura Shapiro shows how the ensuing battle helped shape the way we eat today, and how the clash in the kitchen reverberated elsewhere in the house as women struggled with marriage, work, and domesticity. This unconventional history overturns our notions about the '50s and offers new thinking on some of its fascinating figures, including Poppy Cannon, Shirley Jackson, Julia Child, and Betty Friedan.

Journal Entry 2 by wingimeretoowing at Telford , Shropshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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