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Look Who's Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century

Jennifer Rachel Dutch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818751
eISBN:
9781496818799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818751.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In twenty-first century America, Home cooking has transformed from an overwhelming chore to a nearly avoidable pastime. This rapid disappearance of kitchen skills has led critics to lament the death ... More


Food Fights: How History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates

Charles C. Ludington and Matthew Morse Booker (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652894
eISBN:
9781469652917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652894.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What we eat, where it is from, and how it is produced are vital questions in today’s America. We think seriously about food because it is freighted with the hopes, fears, and anxieties of modern ... More


Just Like Grandma Never Made: Lamenting the Loss of Home Cooking in America

Jennifer Rachel Dutch

in Look Who's Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818751
eISBN:
9781496818799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818751.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

While cooking at home is no longer an odious chore, many critics lament what they see as the demise of cooking from scratch. These critics promise that a return to the kitchen will make Americans ... More


From Grandma’s Recipe Box: How Cookbooks Sell Comfort and Help Create America’s Consumer Cooks

Jennifer Rachel Dutch

in Look Who's Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818751
eISBN:
9781496818799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818751.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The rhetoric of commercial cookbooks mirrors the “death of home cooking narrative” by promising to provide the fulfilment that Americans are seeking. Creating an idealized picture of cooking at home, ... More


The Price War: The Fight for the National Market, 1930–1950

Linda Civitello

in Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041082
eISBN:
9780252099632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041082.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The Depression caused a cutthroat price war that turned the baking powder industry on its head. Royal lost and never recovered, while Clabber Girl, through aggressive marketing under its new leader, ... More


Labor

Ellen Oxfeld

in Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293519
eISBN:
9780520966741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293519.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the work of producing food and preparing meals in Moonshadow Pond. The gendered and generational configurations of agricultural labor changed profoundly from the Old Society ... More


Home, Cooking: Why Gender Matters to Food Politics

Tracey Deutsch

in Food Fights: How History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652894
eISBN:
9781469652917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652894.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

History looms large in much recent writing about food, with a particular nostalgia for home cooking. But much of this wistfulness for traditional food carefully prepared at home replicates ... More


A Plea for Culinary Luddism

Ken Albala

in Food Fights: How History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652894
eISBN:
9781469652917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652894.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Americans have been known to idealize home cooked meals eaten with the family, but the general trend in our history has been to move away from these things. Ken Albala, one of America’s leading food ... More


Clam Fritters and the Quest for Perfection

Bernard L. Herman

in A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653471
eISBN:
9781469653495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653471.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Griddle- and pan-fried across generations in the crucible of the everyday cuisine of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, the clam fritter's origins emerge from a coming together of African and European ... More


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