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A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression / Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe.

Ziegelman, Jane, author. (Author). Coe, Andrew (Andy), co-author. (Added Author).
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  • 7 of 10 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Butler Public Library - Butler 641.5973 ZIE (Text) 73174005031208 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 641.5973 ZIE (Text) 36626103765541 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 641.5973 ZIE (Text) 39391006778763 Nonfiction Available -
Monticello-Union Township Public Library - Monticello 641.5973 ZIEGELMAN (Text) 37743002188847 Adult New Book Shelf Checked out 12/19/2016
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 641.597 ZIE (Text) 37323005277549 NONFIC Available -
Perry County Public Library - Tell City 647.95 ZIE (Text) 70621000212382 Adult - New Available -
Rochester Library 641.597 ZIE (Text) 33187004102980 Nonfiction - R Available -
Seymour Main Library 641.597309 ZIEGELMA (Text) 9780062216410S On Order On order -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 641.597309 ZIE (Text) 31951004134067 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 12/23/2016
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield 641.5973 Ziegelman (Text) 78292000358743 Adult New Book Collection Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780062216410 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780062216427 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: x, 314 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-305) and index.
Summary, etc.: "From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced--the Great Depression--and how it transformed America's culinary culture. The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country's political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America's relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in both urban and rural America, left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished--shattering long-held assumptions about the limitlessness of the national larder. In 1933, as women struggled to feed their families, President Roosevelt reversed long-standing biases toward government-sponsored 'food charity.' For the first time in American history, the federal government assumed, for a while, responsibility for feeding its citizens. The effects were widespread. Championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, 'home economists' who had long fought to bring science into the kitchen rose to national stature. Tapping into America's long-standing ambivalence toward culinary enjoyment, they imposed their vision of a sturdy, utilitarian cuisine on the American dinner table. Through the Bureau of Home Economics, these women led a sweeping campaign to instill dietary recommendations, the forerunners of today's Dietary Guidelines for Americans. At the same time, rising food conglomerates introduced packaged and processed foods that gave rise to a new American cuisine based on speed and convenience. This movement toward a homogenized national cuisine sparked a revival of American regional cooking. In the ensuing decades, the tension between local traditions and culinary science has defined our national cuisine--a battle that continues today. A Square Meal examines the impact of economic contraction and environmental disaster on how Americans ate then--and the lessons and insights those experiences may hold for us today. A Square Meal features 25 black-and-white photographs"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Cooking, American > History > 20th century.
Depressions > 1929 > United States.
Crises > United States > History > 20th century.
Social change > United States > History > 20th century.
Food supply > United States > History > 20th century.
Diet > United States > History > 20th century.
Home economics > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > Social conditions > 1933-1945.
United States > Environmental conditions > History > 20th century.
COOKING / History.

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