Meatloaf, fried chicken, Jell-O, cake-because foods are so very common, we rarely think about them much in depth. The authors of Cooking Lessons however, believe that food is deserving of our critical scrutiny and that such analysis yields many important lessons about American society and its values. This book explores the relationship between food and gender. Contributors draw from diverse sources, both contemporary and historical, and look at women from various cultural backgrounds, including Hispanic, traditional southern White, and African American. Each chapter focuses on a certain food, teasing out its cultural meanings and showing its effect on women's identity and lives. For example, food has often offered women a traditional way to gain power and influence in their households and larger communities. For women without access to other forms of creative expression, preparing a superior cake or batch of fried chicken was a traditional way to display their talent in an acceptable venue. On the other hand, foods and the stereotypes attached to them have also been used to keep women (and men, too) from different races, ethnicities, and social classes in their place.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Meatloaf, fried chicken, Jell-O, cake-because foods are so very common, we rarely think about them much in depth. The authors of Cooking Lessons however, believe that food is deserving of our critical scrutiny and that such analysis yields many important lessons about American society and its values. This book explores
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01-01 - Publisher: Lerner Publications
An introduction to Middle Eastern cooking, featuring traditional recipes for appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, desserts, holiday food, and more. Also includes information on the history, geography, customs, and people of this region.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-25 - Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
Freeze with ease. Want to take the stress out of feeding your family? Jody Allen, founder of the phenomenally successful Stay at Home Mum online community, has the answer for busy mums on a budget. In a single day, cook all your main dishes for a month, freeze them, and
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Contains over 600 German family recipes going back over two hundred years. These recipes have been translated, and the measurements have been converted to American weights and measures. Included is over 50 pages of helpful tips, hints, baking times and temperatures, substitutions, and a full glossary. It also contains hints
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-01 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Outward Bound Backcountry Cooking is a handy resource on the fundamentals of great trail food, including information about food preparation and storage, cooking tips for different weather, keeping food fresh, and planning and packing meals plus recipes for great outdoor meals. In partnership with outdoor leader Outward Bound, this book