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The food section : newspaper women and the culinary community

Author: Kimberly Wilmot Voss
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
Series: Studies in food and gastronomy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Food blogs are everywhere today but for generations, information and opinions about food were found in the food sections of newspapers in communities large and small. Until the early 1970s, these sections were housed in the women's pages of newspapers -- where women could hold an authoritative voice. The food editors -- often a mix of trained journalist and home economist -- reported on everything from nutrition  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Wilmot Voss
ISBN: 9781442227200 1442227206 1442227214 9781442227217
OCLC Number: 863789588
Awards: Commended for Orlando Weekly's Florida-centric books published in 2014.
Description: viii, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The origins of food journalism in US newspapers --
Food and food journalism during and after World War II --
Food journalism and the rise of consumer activism --
Cookbooks, exchanging recipes, and competitive cooking --
Home economics: The study and practice of domestic science in food journalism --
The restaurant reviewer as journalist --
The death of the women's pages: A changing industry and the legacy of the great food editors.
Series Title: Studies in food and gastronomy.
Responsibility: Kimberly Wilmot Voss.


Before blogs and tweeting and websites, food mavens looked to magazines and newspapers for information on food and recipes. This book traces the history of the newspaper food section and celebrates  Read more...


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Though James Beard and Craig Claiborne were widely known in food-writing circles, their female contemporaries went largely unrecognized. Voss's book aims hopes to rectify this by shedding light on Read more...

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