Perfection Salad Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century

ISBN-10: 0520257383

ISBN-13: 9780520257382

Edition: 2008

Authors: Laura Shapiro
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Description: Toasted marshmallows stuffed with raisins? Green-and-white luncheons? Chemistry in the kitchen? This entertaining and erudite social history, now in its fourth paperback edition, tells the remarkable story of America's transformation from a nation of honest appetites into an obedient market for instant mashed potatoes. InPerfection Salad,Laura Shapiro investigates a band of passionate but ladylike reformers at the turn of the twentieth century--including Fannie Farmer of the Boston Cooking School--who were determined to modernize the American diet through a "scientific" approach to cooking. Shapiro's fascinating tale shows why we think the way we do about food today.

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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