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The Resource A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression, Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe

A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression, Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe

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A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression
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A square meal
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a culinary history of the Great Depression
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Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe
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eng
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  • "From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced--the Great Depression--and how it transformed America's culinary culture. 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. At the same time, rising food conglomerates introduced packaged and processed foods that gave rise to a new American cuisine based on speed and convenience. This movement toward a homogenized national cuisine sparked a revival of American regional cooking. In the ensuing decades, the tension between local traditions and culinary science has defined our national cuisine--a battle that continues today. A Square Meal examines the impact of economic contraction and environmental disaster on how Americans ate then--and the lessons and insights those experiences may hold for us today. A Square Meal features 25 black-and-white photographs"--
  • Before 1929, America's relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished. In 1933, for the first time in American history, the federal government assumed some of the responsibility for feeding its citizens. 'Home economists' brought science into the kitchen and imposed their vision of a sturdy, utilitarian cuisine on the American dinner table. Ziegelman and Coe provide an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced and how it transformed America's culinary culture
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641.597309/04
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illustrations
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index present
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TX715
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.Z54 2016
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non fiction
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bibliography
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A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression, Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe
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Includes bibliographical references ([295]-305) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn947104710
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24 cm
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First edition.
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x, 314 pages
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9780062216410
Lccn
2016016051
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)947104710
  • (Sirsi) a1993336
Label
A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression, Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([295]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947104710
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 314 pages
Isbn
9780062216410
Lccn
2016016051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947104710
  • (Sirsi) a1993336

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