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Posted January 2, 2005
Wish I Had Written This Book -- Glad Someone Did
I'm only 40 pages into this book, and I'm so impressed I wish I'd authored it myself! This book is beautiful to look at, absorbing to read and renews the average woman's confidence in the power of the role of providing everyday sustenance to a family or simply for herself. The book's info and insights also make me realize how 'stretched' I am, as a contemporary woman...With a full-time job, a husband with a chronic illness and as someone who is interested in food and foodways. I'm torn among so many priorities and necessities that I often feel I don't fulfill any of my 'jobs' very well...that I'm a jack of all trades and master of none. This book inspires me to dedicate myself to being a more passionate food appreciator and preparer, a greater respecter of the earth -- and someone prouder of her ability to do the many things life demands. Fascinating reading for anyone interested in women's history, food and cooking and American history.
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Posted April 27, 2006
Food history of women in America. This was a massive project that has not been done before. Schenone did an excellent job, complete with historical photos, and was even recognized by the James Beard Foundation where this book won for the best book in Writing and Reference in 2004. If you enjoy history and food, this is an excellent book.
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