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Perfection Salad|Laura Shapiro
Perfection Salad : Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Centuryvolume 24
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780520257382
  • ISBN-10: 0520257383
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publish Date: October 2008
  • Dimensions: 8.32 x 5.56 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
  • Page Count: 296