Dinner Roles: American Women and Culinary Culture

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Who cooks dinner in American homes? It's no surprise that “Mom” remains the overwhelming answer. Cooking and all it entails, from grocery shopping to chopping vegetables to clearing the table, is to this day primarily a woman's responsibility. How this relationship between women and food developed through the twentieth century and why it has endured are the questions Sherrie Inness seeks to answer in Dinner Roles: American Women and Culinary Culture.

By exploring a wide range of popular media from the first half of the twentieth century, including cookbooks, women's magazines, and advertisements, Dinner Roles sheds light on the network of sources that helped perpetuate the notion that cooking is women's work. Cookbooks and advertisements provided valuable information about the ideals that American society upheld. A woman who could prepare the perfect Jell-O mold, whip up a cake with her new electric mixer, and still maintain a spotless kitchen and a sunny disposition was the envy of other housewives across the nation.

Inness begins her exploration not with women but with men-those individuals often missing from the kitchen who were taught their own set of culinary values. She continues with the study of juvenile cookbooks, which provided children with their first cooking lessons. Chapters on the rise of electronic appliances, ethnic foods, and the 1950s housewife all add to our greater understanding of women's evolving roles in American culinary culture.

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Sherrie Inness is associate professor of English at Miami University. She is the author or editor of eleven books, including the forthcoming Kitchen Culture in America and Breaking Boundaries: New Perspectives on Women's Regional Writing (Iowa, 1997).

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“Fascinating reading...Inness' gentle exposé of a sort of cultural imperialism, played out in the kitchen, has every indication of becoming a standard reference in the field of food and gender studies.”—Patricia M. Gantt, Utah State University



“Lively, entertaining, and packed with information and thoughtful analysis. Vivid detail, skillful interweaving of sources, humor, and an engaging personal voice create a delightful reading experience.”—Stephanie Levine, Tufts University

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