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Perfection Salad Laura Shapiro

Perfection Salad By Laura Shapiro

Perfection Salad by Laura Shapiro


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Summary

Features the story of America's transformation from a nation of honest appetites into an obedient market for instant mashed potatoes. This work investigates a band of reformers at the turn of the twentieth century who were determined to modernize the American diet through a 'scientific' approach to cooking.

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Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century by Laura Shapiro

Toasted marshmallows stuffed with raisins? Green-and-white luncheons? Chemistry in the kitchen? This entertaining and erudite social history now in its fourth paperback edition tells the remarkable story of America's transformation from a nation of honest appetites into an obedient market for instant mashed potatoes. In Perfection Salad, Laura Shapiro investigates a band of passionate but ladylike reformers at the turn of the twentieth century - including Fannie Farmer of the Boston Cooking School - who were determined to modernize the American diet through a 'scientific' approach to cooking. Shapiro's fascinating tale shows why we think the way we do about food today.

About Laura Shapiro

Laura Shapiro was on staff at Newsweek and is a contributor to the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Granta, and Gourmet. She is the author of Julia Child and Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America.

Table of Contents

PROLOGUE: Toasted Marshmallows Stuffed with Raisins

ONE: Drudgery Divine

TWO: And the Kitchen Becomes the Workshop of the Skies

THREE: Better Ways, Lighter Burdens, More Wholesome Results

FOUR: Perfection Salad

FIVE: The Mother of Level Measurements

SIX: Whoever Knew a Dyspeptic to Be a Christian?

SEVEN: Foes in Our Own Household

EIGHT: An Absolutely New Product

CONCLUSION: A Leaf or Two of Lettuce

Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Additional information

GOR009899214
9780520257382
0520257383
Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century by Laura Shapiro
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University of California Press
20081002
296
N/A
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