Kitchen Secrets: The Meaning of Cooking in Everyday Life
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Kitchen Secrets: The Meaning of Cooking in Everyday Life

by Frances Short
     
 

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This book explores the thoughts, values and opinions of home cooks, their practices and experiences, and the skills and knowledge they use to prepare and provide food. It provides new and challenging ways of thinking about cooking, examining and often contesting commonly-held beliefs and theories about the role of practical cookery lessons, dinner parties as

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This book explores the thoughts, values and opinions of home cooks, their practices and experiences, and the skills and knowledge they use to prepare and provide food. It provides new and challenging ways of thinking about cooking, examining and often contesting commonly-held beliefs and theories about the role of practical cookery lessons, dinner parties as showcases for culinary flair and the negative effect of convenience foods on home cooking and kitchen skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845202767
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/07/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Frances Short is an independent scholar and Visiting Researcher, London Metropolitan University.

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