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Eat My Words Reading Women's Lives Through the Cookbooks They Wrote

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ISBN-10: 1403962936

ISBN-13: 9781403962935

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Janet Theophano

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Most of us think cookbooks are just collections of recipes to feed the body. Janet Theophano shows that cookbooks provide food for the mind and soul as well. In this innovative culinary and cultural history, she explores two centuries of cookbooks and the women who wrote them. Janet looks at eighteenth-century handwritten 'receipt books' from England, a Chinese cookbook dictated to a daughter by her mother, the famous African-American cookbook A Date with a Dish, and bestsellers by Alice Waters and Lynn Rossetto Kasper. In Janet's classic book, the cookbook is shown to be what it really is: a memoir, a diary, a record of a life. She shows how they reflect ideals of family and womanhood, but also give women a voice to express and fulfill themselves.
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Cookbooks as Communities
Cookbooks as Collective Memory and Identity
Lineage and Legacies
Cookbooks as Autobiography
Cookbooks, Literacy, and Domesticity
Becoming an Author: Cookbooks and Conduct
Recipe and Household Literature as Social and Political Commentary
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index