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The warmest room in the house :how the kitchen became the heart of the twentieth-century American home /Steven Gdula.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Gdula, Steven.
Publication
New York :
Contents
This is the modern world: 1900-1909 -- Soldiers all!: 1910-1919 -- Greatest thing since ... : 1920-1929 -- Heroes: 1930-1939 -- Duty now for the future: 1940-1949 -- Cool down: 1950-1959 -- Pop tarts: 1960-1969 -- Salad days: 1970-1979 -- Let's get physical: 1980-1989 -- Warmest room: 1990-1999 183 -- Epilogue: 2000 and beyond.
Date
2008.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Description
Examines the relationship between trends and innovations in the kitchen and American cultural attitudes.
Examining the relationship between trends and innovations in the kitchen and the cultural attitudes beyond its four walls, writer Gdula creates a lively portrait of over 350 years of American domestic life. He explores major historic themes, including the challenges of procurement in the seventeenth century, preservation in the eighteenth century, industrialization and enlightenment in the nineteenth century, and modernization in the twentieth. Gdula traces the evolution of American foods, recipes, trends, and styles of cooking, beginning with the exchanges that took place between the Powhatan Indians and the Jamestown settlers about nutrition through today's polyglot international cuisine.--From publisher description.
xv, 238 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-222) and index.
Received March 13, 2008.
ISBN
1582343551 (alk. paper)
9781582343556 (alk. paper)
GUSN
259762
Call Number
Stacks TX653.G38 2008
Descriptive terms
Cooking History.
Kitchens History.
Küche
Social life and customs.
Places
USA
United States

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