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Look Who's Cooking – The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century - University Press of Mississippi
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Look Who's Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century

Jennifer Rachel Dutch

Abstract

In twenty-first century America, Home cooking has transformed from an overwhelming chore to a nearly avoidable pastime. This rapid disappearance of kitchen skills has led critics to lament the death of home cooking. “No one cooks anymore” is a rallying cry to get Americans back to cooking from scratch in order to improve health and increase happiness. However, this mourning for home cooking only serves to underscore its significance as a symbol of the importance of food to family, home, and community, which comes through in the rhetoric found in a variety of texts, including cookbooks, adverti ... More

Keywords: Food, Cooking, Folklore, Tradition, Rhetoric

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496818751
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496818751.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Rachel Dutch, author
York College