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Making Modern Meals : How Americans Cook Today - by Amy B. Trubek (Hardcover)

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Home cooking is crucial to our lives, but today we no longer identify it as an obligatory everyday chore. By looking closely at the stories and practices of contemporary American home cooks—witnessing them in the kitchen and at the table—Amy B. Trubek reveals our episodic but also engaged relationship to making meals.
Making Modern Meals explores the state of American cooking over the past century and across all its varied practices, whether cooking is considered a chore, a craft, or a creative process. Trubek challenges current assumptions about who cooks, who doesn’t, and what this means for culture, cuisine, and health. She locates, identifies, and discusses the myriad ways Americans cook in the modern age, and in doing so, argues that changes in making our meals—from shopping to cooking to dining—have created new cooks, new cooking categories, and new culinary challenges.
Number of Pages: 303
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine, History
Series Title: California Studies in Food and Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Amy B. Trubek
Language: English
Street Date: October 24, 2017
TCIN: 52998823
UPC: 9780520289222
Item Number (DPCI): 248-51-6460
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