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The Resource Something from the oven : reinventing dinner in 1950s America, Laura Shapiro

Something from the oven : reinventing dinner in 1950s America, Laura Shapiro

Label
Something from the oven : reinventing dinner in 1950s America
Title
Something from the oven
Title remainder
reinventing dinner in 1950s America
Statement of responsibility
Laura Shapiro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A narrative history of how American home cooking changed in the 1950s--from "anti-cooking" marketing to Julia Child. In this surprising history, Laura Shapiro recounts the prepackaged dreams that bombarded American kitchens during the fifties. Faced with convincing homemakers that foxhole food could make it in the dining room, the food industry put forth the marketing notion that cooking was hard; opening cans, on the other hand, wasn't. But women weren't so easily convinced by the canned and plastic-wrapped concoctions, and a battle for both the kitchen and the true definition of homemaker ensued. Full of wry observation, this is a fun and illuminating look back at a crossroads in American cooking.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapiro, Laura
Dewey number
641.5/082/097309045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX649.A1
LC item number
S53 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women cooks
  • Cooking, American
  • Convenience foods
  • Nineteen fifties
Label
Something from the oven : reinventing dinner in 1950s America, Laura Shapiro
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction :
  • Do women like to cook?
  • The housewife's dream
  • Something from the oven
  • Don't check your brains at the kitchen door
  • I hate to cook
  • Is she real?
  • Now and forever
Control code
52471805
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 306 pages
Isbn
9780670871544
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003057152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Something from the oven : reinventing dinner in 1950s America, Laura Shapiro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction :
  • Do women like to cook?
  • The housewife's dream
  • Something from the oven
  • Don't check your brains at the kitchen door
  • I hate to cook
  • Is she real?
  • Now and forever
Control code
52471805
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 306 pages
Isbn
9780670871544
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003057152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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