Taste makers : seven immigrant women who revolutionized food in America
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New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, independent publishers since 1923, [2022].
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First edition.
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288 pages 24 cm.
Status
Morro Bay Library - Adult Nonfiction
641.50922
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Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781324004516, 1324004517

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"America's modern culinary history told through the lives of seven pathbreaking chefs and food writers. Who's really behind America's appetite for foods from around the globe? This group biography from an electric new voice in food writing honors seven extraordinary women, all immigrants, who left an indelible mark on the way Americans eat today. Taste Makers stretches from World War II to the present, with absorbing and deeply researched portraits of figures including Mexican-born Elena Zelayeta, a blindchef; Marcella Hazan, the deity of Italian cuisine; and Norma Shirley, a champion of Jamaican dishes. In imaginative, lively prose, Mayukh Sen-a queer, brown child of immigrants-reconstructs the lives of these women in vivid and empathetic detail, daringto ask why some were famous in their own time, but not in ours, and why others shine brightly even today. Weaving together histories of food, immigration, and gender, Taste Makers will challenge the way readers look at what's on their plate-and the womenwhose labor, overlooked for so long, makes those meals possible"--,Provided by publisher.

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