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Something From the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America
Something From the Oven Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America
Author: Laura Shapiro
In this delightfully surprising history, Laura Shapiro—author of the classic Perfection Salad—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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670871544
ISBN-10: 0670871540
Publication Date: 3/30/2004
Pages: 306
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Publisher: Viking Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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The first two chapters seemed repetitive to me. The book later picks up steam. Mostly this book describes the evolution, albeit guided or manipulated, of women's roles in family life as described through dinner and domesticity.


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