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Author Sen, Mayukh, author.

Title Taste makers : seven immigrant women who revolutionized food in America / Mayukh Sen.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  641.5092 SEN    On Holdshelf
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  641.5092 SEN    DUE 07-13-22
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Edition First edition.
Description xxvi, 259 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mother tongue: Chao Yang Buwei -- You'd never give a thought to pity her: Elena Zelayeta -- Interlude: Julia Child, American woman -- I was a good fighter, sister: Madeleine Kamman -- As words come to a child: Marcella Hazan -- Her own quiet rebellion: Julie Sahni -- A place for the stateless: Najmieh Batmanglij -- The taste of papaya: Norma Shirley.
Summary "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 blind chef; 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, daring to 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 women whose labor, overlooked for so long, makes those meals possible"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Women cooks -- United States -- Biography.
Women immigrants -- United States -- Biography.
Chao, Buwei Yang, 1889-1981.
Zelayeta, Elena.
Child, Julia.
Kamman, Madeleine.
Hazan, Marcella.
Sahni, Julie.
Batmanglij, Najmieh, 1947-
Shirley, Norma.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Seven immigrant women who revolutionized food in America
7 immigrant women who revolutionized food in America
ISBN 9781324004516 hardcover
1324004517 hardcover

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