Book Reviews of Something from the Oven : Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America

Something from the Oven : Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America
Something from the Oven Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America
Author: Laura Shapiro
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ISBN-13: 9780143034919
ISBN-10: 014303491X
Publication Date: 3/29/2005
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: 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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really interesting reading about the evolution
of food and it's marketing.
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I grew up during the 50's so this was such a fun book to read. What made it so fun was it brought back memories i had forgotten i even had formed, because at the time things were happening i did not know anything different . I was a kid and just always thought "cake mixes" were always available. I also thought every one wore aprons and did not know women were coached on what to talk about at dinner parties. The whole picture now in print will make one say--"oh my gosh i forgot about that, or yup my mom did that too". The writing was great. If you are from this era....check this book out... grab some coffee from your plug in electric coffee percolator, untie your apron, straighten your pearls and hose seams and relax, promise this book will make you smile.