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Dinner Roles: American Women and Culinary Culture

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877457633
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Bachelor Bait: Men's Cookbooks and the Male Cooking Mystique 17
2 The Enchantment of Mixing-Spoons: Cooking Lessons for Girls and Boys 37
3 Paradise Pudding, Peach Fluff, and Prune Perfection: Dainty Dishes and the Construction of Femininity 52
4 Waffle Irons and Banana Mashers: Selling Mrs. Consumer on Electric Kitchen Gadgets 71
5 "Fearsome Dishes": International Cooking and Orientalism between the Wars 88
6 "It's Fun Being Thrifty!" Gendered Cooking Lessons during the Depression 109
7 "Wear This Uniform Proudly, Mrs. America!" Rosie the Riveter in the Kitchen 124
8 Of Casseroles and Canned Foods: Building the Happy Housewife in the Fifties 141
Notes 165
Works Cited 187
Index 217
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