The Warmest Room in the House: How the Kitchen Became the Heart of the Twentieth-Century American Ho

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  • The first book that puts the hearth of the American home—its many unique challenges and innovations—in its proper place in contemporary history.Thomas Jefferson once wrote that if you really want to understand the workings of a society, you have to “look into their pots” and “eat their bread.” Steven Gdula gives us a view of American culture from the most popular room in the house: the kitchen. Examining the relationship between trends and innovations in the kitchen and the cultural attitudes beyond its four walls, Gdula creates a lively portrait of the last hundred years of American domestic life. The Warmest Room in the House explores food trends and technology, kitchen design, appliances and furniture, china and flatware, cookery bookery, food lit, and much more.Gdula traces the evolution of the kitchen from the back room where the work of the home happened to its place at the center of family life and entertainment today. Filled with fun facts about food trends, from Hamburger Helper to The Moosewood Cookbook, and food personalities, from Julia Child to Rachael Ray, The Warmest Room in the House is the perfect addition to any well-rounded kitchen larder. 
  • Author:
    Steven Gdula
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    643.30973
    EAN:
    9781582343556
    ISBN:
    1582343551
    Label:
    Bloomsbury USA
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $24.95
    Manufacturer:
    Bloomsbury USA
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    256
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2007-12-26
    Publisher:
    Bloomsbury USA
    Studio:
    Bloomsbury USA
    Title:
    The Warmest Room in the House: How the Kitchen Became the Heart of the Twentieth-Century American Home
    Release Date:
    2007-12-26

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