America's Kitchens

America's Kitchens

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It is amazing what this one rooma€”at times a harried workspace and at others the sentimental heart of the homea€”has meant to people over the course of more than four centuries. America's Kitchens tells the story of this important room and features New England hearths, detached kitchens on southern plantations, Spanish colonial kitchens of the Southwest, elaborate nineteenth-century kitchens in the Midwest, and middle-class open-plan homes of 1950s suburbia. The book traces technological developments such as the introduction of the cast-iron cookstove, the efficiency of the Hoosier cabinet, and the impact of the frozen food industry to suggest how these innovations have transformed kitchen work and changed women's lives. Innovatively designed and lavishly illustrated with historic drawings, photographs, and a fascinating array of ephemera from Historic New England's diverse collections, America's Kitchens describes what it was like to live with and work in kitchens that had none of the conveniences we take for granted. At the same time, the book analyzes the profound place of the kitchen in our own lives today.The American Womana#39;s Home; or, Principles of Domestic Science, Being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical, Healthful, ... aquot;An Unexpected Kitchen: The George Foreman Grill, Story Note from The Kitchen Sisters.aquot; NPRa#39;sanbsp;...

Title:America's Kitchens
Author:Nancy Camilla Carlisle, Melinda Talbot Nasardinov
Publisher:Tilbury House Pub - 2008


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