SOMETHING FROM THE OVEN: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Following Perfection Salad (2001), a report on how science, industry, and media changed the American kitchen and women's roles in the first part of the 20th century, Shapiro explores aspects of the same phenomenon in subsequent decades.In her wandering storyline, "1950s America" lasts from the end of WWII until the mid-'60s. The period began with the food industry trying to convince American ... Read full review

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User Review  - dms02 - LibraryThing

This book was ok. I have other books on the food industry and cooking in America that were more to my liking. This book did contain some gems though. I was irate over what the ad execs were able to do ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

I couldn't even finish this. It had such promise. It could have been interesting, but it reads more like a sociology text book. I gave up after 90 pages. Read full review

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