We are what we eat―not just physiologically, but culturally. This collection of cross-cultural, generational essays, and accompanying recipes shows the profound importance of food dishes within American women's lives.
· Over 40 contributors, including well-known food writers, food historians, scholars, chefs, editors, and other professionals, representing the spectrum of cultural backgrounds and experiences of American women
· Presents original, never before published works
· Showcases personal photos of contributors, stained and tattered recipes, unique foods, and women who originated dishes
· Introduction describes the involving story of the editor's initial inspiration and the scope of book
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Throughout history and across world cultures, women have traditionally been the keepers and transmitters of oral tradition, such as the teaching of cherished food preparation techniques—or rituals, in some cases—by family elders to the next generation. The personal stories that lie behind these time-honored recipes provide a clear view into each culture's identity.About the Author:
Linda Murray Berzok is a widely published food writer and historian who holds a master's degree in food studies. Her published works include Greenwood's American Indian Food.
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