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SOMETHING FROM THE OVEN: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America

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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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Review: Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America

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The death of slow food in the post-WWII suburban American kitchen, and the arrival of the "space age" kitchen. This book had peaks and valleys. On balance, it will be well worth the effort for foodies ... Read full review

Review: Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America

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I read this book many years ago. It was a quick read that a friend had lent me. I also read this book before I ever saw any Mad Men episodes. Putting these two together and the whole picture becomes ... Read full review

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