Food on the Page: Cookbooks and American Culture

Food on the Page: Cookbooks and American Culture

by Megan J. Elias


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812249170
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/03/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,258,339
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Megan J. Elias is Associate Professor of the Practice and Faculty Coordinator in Gastronomy at Boston University. She is the author of numerous books, including Stir It Up: Home Economics in American Culture, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Words About Food 1

1 The Best-Fed People in the World: American Cookbooks in the Nineteenth Century 9

2 An Appetite for Innovation: Cookbooks Before the Second World War 43

3 Gourmet Is a Boy: Midcentury Cookbooks and Food Magazines 73

4 Mastering the Art of American Cooking: Julia Child and American Cookbooks 107

5 Oppositional Appetites: Cookbooks and the Counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s 145

6 The Palate of Personality: Chefs and Cookbooks at the End of the Twentieth Century 183

7 Origin Stories: A New Discourse in Twenty-First-Century Cookbooks 213

Epilogue. What Should We Read for Dinner? 239

Notes 245

Selected Bibliography 275

Index 281

Acknowledgments 295

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