Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century
By (author) Laura Shapiro
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Perfection Salad by Laura Shapiro
Book DescriptionToasted 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520257382
(210mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Laura Shapiro
My Kitchen Wars, Paperback (March 2009)
Aims to offer a voice to a generation of women whose stories were shaped and yet simultaneously silenced by an era of domestic strife and global conflict, from World War II to Vietnam. This title presents a memoir of the author's childhood, marriage, and introduction to the culinary arts.
Something from the Oven, Paperback / softback (March 2005)
In this delightfully surprising history, Shapiro--author of the classic "Perfection Salad"--recounts the prepackaged dreams that bombarded American kitchens during the 50s.
First Time I Got Paid for it, Paperback (January 2002)
First time in paperback: The inside scoop on how some of America's finest screenwriters broke into the movie biz, including Cameron Crowe, Nora Ephron, Lawrence Kasdan, and Nick Kazan
Julia Child, Paperback / softback» View all books by Laura Shapiro
Written by the award-winning author of "Perfection Salad," this biography portrays one of the most beloved figures in 20th-century American culture: Julia Child, the buoyant chef who has taught millions of Americans to cook with confidence and eat with pleasure.
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Author Biography - Laura Shapiro
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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