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Secret Ingredients: Race, Gender, and Class at the Dinner Table
In Secret Ingredients, acclaimed author Sherrie A. Inness exposes how women have used recipes and cooking to challenge the status quo. Hiding within seemingly ordinary cookbooks are revolutionary messages from women about social and cultural norms. Surprising but true, something as mundane as a cookbook can contain subtle and not-so-subtle protests against traditional and ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 23rd 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan
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This book examines cookbooks to better understand what they reveal about modern U.S. culture. I especially enjoyed her analysis of some of the more subversive messages found in cookbooks written by women over time. Overall, the book discusses how women and minority groups have historically used cookbooks as a platform to challenge mainstream cultural stereotypes and to promote social change, in addition to providing recipes and cooking instruction. Cookbooks were a genre open to all, even when o ...more