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Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century by Laura Shapiro

Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century by Laura Shapiro
Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century by Laura Shapiro
SKU: 2211414
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Modern Library Food. Ruth Reichl, series editor. Introduction by Michael Stern.
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Price: P180.00
Product Details
Format: Trade paperback

Condition: good+ condition, originally unread overstock copy but now with minor shelf/light edge browning wear

Size: 5.25"x8.0"

Pages: 274pp, 2001 edition


Toasted marshmallows stuffed with raisins? Green-and-white luncheons? Chemistry in the kitchen? This entertaining and erudite social history, now in its fourth paperback edition, tells the remarkable story of America's transformation from a nation of honest appetites into an obedient market for instant mashed potatoes. In Perfection Salad, Laura Shapiro investigates a band of passionate but ladylike reformers at the turn of the twentieth century--including Fannie Farmer of the Boston Cooking School--who were determined to modernize the American diet through a "scientific" approach to cooking. Shapiro's fascinating tale shows why we think the way we do about food today.