Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America

By: Shapiro, Laura

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In this delightfully surprising history, Laura Shapiroaauthor of the classic "Perfection Salad"arecounts 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, wasnat. But women werenat so easily convinced by the canned and plastic-wrapped concoctions and a battle for both the kitchen and the true definition of homemaker ensued. Beautifully written and full of wry observation, this is a fun, illuminating, and definitely easy-to-digest look back at a crossroads in American cooking.

Title: Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America

Author Name: Shapiro, Laura

Categories: Cooking, Kitchen, Food & Booze,

Publisher: Viking Adult: 2004-03-30

ISBN Number: 0670871540

ISBN Number 13: 9780670871544

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SKU9145864