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A taste of power : food and American identities

Author: Katharina Vester
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: California studies in food and culture, 59.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A Taste of Power is an investigation of the crucial role culinary texts and practices played in the making of cultural identities and social hierarchies since the founding of the United States. Nutritional advice and representations of food and eating, including cookbooks, literature, magazines, newspapers, still life paintings, television shows, films, and the internet, have helped throughout American history to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vester, Katharina, author.
Taste of power.
(DLC) 2015009594
(OCoLC)905450219
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katharina Vester
ISBN: 9780520960602 0520960602
OCLC Number: 917153540
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: "For all grades of life?" the making of a republican cuisine --
In search of an American cuisine: national identity and food --
"All my bones were made of Indian corn" : maize, revolution, and democracy --
An American painter's palate : Raphaelle Peale's food still lifes --
Domestic virtue and citizenship in Lydia Maria Child --
"Bread of our mothers" : Sylvester Graham and the health of the nation --
Cooking contest : regional, transnational, and class-based cuisines in the Antebellum U.S --
A republican cuisine --
"Wolf in chef's clothing" : manly cooking and negotiations of ideal masculinity --
Why the way to the heart is through the stomach --
"Men, meet the kitchen" : inventing manly cooking --
Flesh, blood, and Hemingway : campfire cooking and rugged masculinities --
Hardboiled cooking, femmes fatales, and American Noir --
Silver Spoons in their hands : the rise of the gourmet --
Playboys in the kitchen: manly cooking in the 1950s and 60s --
"Will cook for sex" : recipes for manly cooking --
"The difference is spreading" : recipes for lesbian living --
"Serving heteronormativity/queering the menu" --
Labor of love : gender-normativity and contradiction in 19th century cookbooks --
Tender Mutton: Gertrude Stein's household advice --
"La cuisine c'est la femme" : the Alice B. Toklas cook book --
What lesbians eat : identity, food and same-sex desire --
How to cook with lesbians --
Digestif : power, resistance and food.
Series Title: California studies in food and culture, 59.
Other Titles: Food and American identities
Responsibility: Katharina Vester.

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Examines culinary writing and practices as forces for the production of social order and, at the same time, points of cultural resistance. This book offers a close reading of a wide variety of  Read more...

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