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Square Meal : A Culinary History of the Great Depression (MP3-CD) (Jane Ziegelman & Andrew Coe)

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The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country's political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America's relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in both urban and rural America, left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished-shattering long-held assumptions about the limitlessness of the national larder. In 1933, as women struggled to feed their families, President Roosevelt reversed long-standing biases toward government-sponsored "food charity." For the first time in American history, the federal government assumed, for a while, responsibility for feeding its citizens. The effects were widespread. Championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, "home economists" who had long fought to bring science into the kitchen rose to national stature. Tapping into America's long-standing ambivalence toward culinary enjoyment, they imposed their vision of a sturdy, utilitarian cuisine on the American dinner table. Through the Bureau of Home Economics, these women led a sweeping campaign to instill dietary recommendations, the forerunners of today's Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine, History
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Author: Jane Ziegelman & Andrew Coe
Language: English
Street Date: December 20, 2016
TCIN: 51996399
UPC: 9781515966289
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-5661
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