Women in the Kitchen

Women in the Kitchen Twelve Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined the Way We Eat, 1661-Today

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Synopsis

Culinary historian Anne Willan traces the origins of American cooking through profiles of twelve essential women cookbook writers-from Hannah Woolley in the mid-1600s to Fannie Farmer, Julia Child, and Alice Waters-highlighting their key historical contributions and most representative recipes.

Anne Willan, multi-award-winning culinary historian, cookbook writer, cooking teacher, and founder of La Varenne Cooking School in Paris, explores the lives and work of women cookbook authors whose important books have defined cooking over the past three hundred years. Beginning with the first published cookbook by Hannah Woolley in 1661, up to Alice Waters today, these women, and books, created the canon of the American table.

Focusing on the figures behind the recipes, Women in the Kitchen traces the development of American home cooking from the first, early colonial days to transformative cookbooks by Fannie Farmer, Irma Rombauer, Julia Child, Edna Lewis, and Marcella Hazan. Willan offers a short biography of each influential woman, including her background, and a description of the seminal books she authored. These women inspired one another, and in part owe their places in cooking history to those who came before them.

Featuring fifty original recipes, as well as updated versions Willan has tested and modernized for the contemporary kitchen, this engaging narrative seamlessly moves through history to help readers understand how female cookbook authors have shaped American cooking today.

Book information

ISBN: 9781501173318
Publisher: Scribner
Imprint: Scribner
Pub date:
DEWEY: 641.509252
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 484g
Height: 161mm
Width: 236mm
Spine width: 32mm