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Perfection Salad
By Laura Shapiro

Perfection Salad

Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century

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Perfection Salad by Laura Shapiro

Book Description

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520257382
ISBN-10: 0520257383
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Laura Shapiro

My Kitchen Wars by 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 by Laura Shapiro 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 by Laura Shapiro 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 by Laura Shapiro Julia Child, Paperback / softback

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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