Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century

Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century

by Shapiro

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Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century by Shapiro

Toasted marshmallows stuffed with raisins? Green-and-white luncheons? Chemistry in the kitchen? This entertaining and erudite social history, now in its fourth paperback edition, tells the remarkable story of America's transformation from a nation of honest appetites into an obedient market for instant mashed potatoes.
In Perfection Salad, Laura Shapiro investigates a band of passionate but ladylike reformers at the turn of the twentieth century—including Fannie Farmer of the Boston Cooking School—who were determined to modernize the American diet through a "scientific" approach to cooking. Shapiro's fascinating tale shows why we think the way we do about food today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865474864
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 05/28/1995
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Laura Shapiro was on staff at Newsweek and is a contributor to the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Granta, and Gourmet. She is the author of Julia Child and Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America.

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