Something From The Oven

Author : Laura Shapiro
ISBN : IND:30000095370684
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 67.4 MB
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A fun, lively history of the revolution in American cooking that took place in the 1950s traces the innovations, cookbooks, products, techniques, and marketing campaigns that changed the way Americans prepared food forever.
Category: Cooking

Eating History

Author : Andrew F. Smith
ISBN : 0231140924
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 71.45 MB
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Looks at thirty people, events, and creations that have changed the American people's relationship with food, including Julia Child, the creation of Weight Watchers, and the Piggly Wiggly grocery chain.
Category: Cooking

Lebens Mittel

Author : Michael Pollan
ISBN : 9783641034887
Genre : Cooking
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Ein Plädoyer gegen synthetische Nahrung und das Geschäft mit Ergänzungsstoffen. „Je mehr wir uns über Ernährung Sorgen machen, desto weniger gesund werden wir“, schreibt Michael Pollan. Er reduziert seine Ernährungstipps auf den Satz: „Esst Nahrung, nicht zu viel und überwiegend Pflanzen“ und plädiert im Übrigen dafür, das Essen dem gesunden Menschenverstand zu überlassen. Ein vergnüglicher Antiratgeber, der auf erfrischende Weise gegen den Strich gebürstet ist. Er macht Schluss mit dem Diätenwahn und gibt uns endlich die Lust am Essen zurück.
Category: Cooking

The 1950s American Home

Author : Diane Boucher
ISBN : 9780747813835
Genre : History
File Size : 56.73 MB
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Modern living began with the homes of the 1950s. Casting aside the privations of the Second World War, American architects embraced the must-have mod-cons: they wrapped fitted kitchens around fridges, washing machines, dishwashers and electric ovens, gave televisions pride of place in the living room, and built integrated garages for enormous space-age cars. So why was this change so radical? In what ways did life change for people moving into these swanky new homes, and why has the legacy of the 1950s home endured for so long? Diane Boucher answers these questions and more in this colorful introduction to the homes that embody the golden age of modern design.
Category: History

The Routledge History Of American Foodways

Author : Jennifer Jensen Wallach
ISBN : 9781317975236
Genre : History
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The Routledge History of American Foodways provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding the history of food in the Americas from the pre-colonial era to the present day. By broadly incorporating the latest food studies research, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades in this crucial field. The volume is composed of four parts. The first part explores the significant developments in US food history in one of five time periods to situate the topical and thematic chapters to follow. The second part examines the key ingredients in the American diet throughout time, allowing authors to analyze many of these foods as items that originated in or dramatically impacted the Americas as a whole, and not just the United States. The third part focuses on how these ingredients have been transformed into foods identified with the American diet, and on how Americans have produced and presented these foods over the last four centuries. The final section explores how food practices are a means of embodying ideas about identity, showing how food choices, preferences, and stereotypes have been used to create and maintain ideas of difference. Including essays on all the key topics and issues, The Routledge History of American Foodways comprises work from a leading group of scholars and presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field. It will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of food in American culture.
Category: History

Kitchen Literacy

Author : Ann Vileisis
ISBN : 9781597263719
Genre : History
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Ask children where food comes from, and they’ll probably answer: “the supermarket.” Ask most adults, and their replies may not be much different. Where our foods are raised and what happens to them between farm and supermarket shelf have become mysteries. How did we become so disconnected from the sources of our breads, beef, cheeses, cereal, apples, and countless other foods that nourish us every day? Ann Vileisis’s answer is a sensory-rich journey through the history of making dinner. Kitchen Literacy takes us from an eighteenth-century garden to today’s sleek supermarket aisles, and eventually to farmer’s markets that are now enjoying a resurgence. Vileisis chronicles profound changes in how American cooks have considered their foods over two centuries and delivers a powerful statement: what we don’t know could hurt us. As the distance between farm and table grew, we went from knowing particular places and specific stories behind our foods’ origins to instead relying on advertisers’ claims. The woman who raised, plucked, and cooked her own chicken knew its entire life history while today most of us have no idea whether hormones were fed to our poultry. Industrialized eating is undeniably convenient, but it has also created health and environmental problems, including food-borne pathogens, toxic pesticides, and pollution from factory farms. Though the hidden costs of modern meals can be high, Vileisis shows that greater understanding can lead consumers to healthier and more sustainable choices. Revealing how knowledge of our food has been lost and how it might now be regained, Kitchen Literacy promises to make us think differently about what we eat.
Category: History

Meals To Come

Author : Warren James Belasco
ISBN : 0520241517
Genre : Cooking
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"Warren Belasco is a witty, wonderfully observant guide to the hopes and fears that every era projects onto its culinary future. This enlightening study reads like time-travel for foodies."--Laura Shapiro, author of "Something From the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America" "In his insightful look at human imaginings about their food and its future sufficiency, Warren Belasco makes use of everything from academic papers, films, and fiction to journalism, advertising and world's fairs to trace a pattern of public concern over two centuries. His wide-ranging scholarship humbles all would-be futurists by reminding us that ours is not the first generation, nor is it likely to be the last, to argue inconclusively about whether we can best feed the world with more spoons, better manners or a larger pie. Truly painless education; a wonderful read!"--Joan Dye Gussow, author "This Organic Life" "Warren Belasco serves up an intellectual feast, brilliantly dissecting two centuries of expectations regarding the future of food and hunger. "Meals to Come" provides an essential guide to thinking clearly about the worrisome question as to whether the world can ever be adequately and equitably fed."--Joseph J. Corn, co-author of "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future" "This astute, sly, warmly human critique of the basic belly issues that have absorbed and defined Americans politically, socially, and economically for the past 200 years is a knockout. Warren Belasco's important book, crammed with knowledge, is absolutely necessary for an understanding of where we are now."--Betty Fussell, author of My "Kitchen Wars"
Category: Cooking

The Future Revisited

Author : Francoise Schiltz
ISBN : 9780957112858
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Future Revisited examines Hollywood adaptations of Jules Verne stories and is an interdisciplinary study that offers a fresh perspective on film history, French literature, science fiction and America in the 1950s. It is a fascinating and authoritative account of how the stories of Jules Verne, a distinguished French novelist better known around the world as the father of science fiction and an accurate predictor of much of the twentieth century, found particular resonance with US filmmakers in the 1950s. Schiltz looks at four of the most popular films - Around the World in 80 Days, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Mysterious Island - and argues that there were many parallels between Verne’s technological adventures and postwar America, with its themeparks, shopping malls, Levittowns and plethora of consumer goods. Just as nineteenth-century readers of Verne’s books could experience travel from the comfort of their seats, viewers of these films could be swept away on an imaginary flight, a voyage in a submarine, or a trek to the earth’s core, all in spectacular widescreen and with ground-breaking special effects. Yet the pleasures offered were ambivalent: encounters with exotic places and cultures might have led the audience to question common assumptions such as gender roles; seeing futuristic domestic spaces could highlight the confusion of attitudes to private and public life in suburbia, and the films’ blending of nostalgia and progress might draw attention to society’s tug-of-war between innovation and conformity.
Category: Performing Arts

American Culture In The 1950s

Author : Martin Halliwell
ISBN : 9780748628902
Genre : History
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This book provides a stimulating account of the dominant cultural forms of 1950s America: fiction and poetry; theatre and performance; film and television; music and radio; and the visual arts. Through detailed commentary and focused case studies of influential texts and events - from Invisible Man to West Side Story, from Disneyland to the Seattle World's Fair, from Rear Window to The Americans - the book examines the way in which modernism and the cold war offer two frames of reference for understanding the trajectory of postwar culture. The two core aims of this volume are to chart the changing complexion of American culture in the years following World War II and to provide readers with a critical investigation of 'the 1950s'. The book provides an intellectual context for approaching 1950s American culture and considers the historical impact of the decade on recent social and cultural developments.
Category: History

Das Geheimnis Der Psyche

Author : Leon Windscheid
ISBN : 9783641206628
Genre : Psychology
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Warum wir ticken, wie wir ticken Er hat kein Supergehirn und bezeichnet sich selbst als normal schlau. Trotzdem gewann Leon Windscheid bei »Wer wird Millionär?«. Für dieses Ziel hat er lange trainiert und voll auf die Psychologie, seine große Leidenschaft, gesetzt. Windscheid ist Psychologe, Wissenschaftler und Jungunternehmer. Seit Jahren interessiert er sich für die Irrungen und Wirrungen in unseren Köpfen. Wie manipuliert die Werbung, woran erkannt man Lügner, was macht erfolgreiches Verhandeln aus und wie bleibt man dank Vorbereitung in Unterhose cool, wenn Lampenfieber aufkommt? In bunten Geschichten erzählt Windscheid von den wunderbaren Kräften der Psyche – faszinierend, spannend und sehr anschaulich gelingt dem jungen Forscher dabei eine Verbindung von Wissenschaft und Alltag. Leon Windscheid macht die größten Phänomene der Psychologie erlebbar und bietet einen Werkzeugkasten fürs Gehirn voll ausgefuchster Psychotricks, mentaler Kniffe und Kopfmethoden.
Category: Psychology