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
Title
A square meal
Title remainder
a culinary history of the Great Depression
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Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an 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. 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."--Provided by publisher
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Ziegelman, Jane
Dewey number
641.59730904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Coe, Andrew
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  • Cooking, American
  • Depressions
  • Crises
  • Social change
  • Food supply
  • Diet
  • Home economics
  • Cooking
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression, Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Paperbacks edition.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780062216427
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 387819
  • (HPL)259898
  • 387819
Label
A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression, Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Paperbacks edition.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780062216427
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 387819
  • (HPL)259898
  • 387819

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