I felt guilty giving any less than 3 stars, tho I can't say I enjoyed the book (it is an easy/quick read). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nathaniel C. Womack
Loved this book a lot. Especially loved the pictures and the things I didn't know about food from this era. Things are not always as they seem.Published 15 months ago by Julia D. Bove
This book describes the way food manufacturers promoted their product "improvements" to attract women who cooked at home, but had neither the time nor the knowledge to use... Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by Frances S. Heales
For serious history lovers, especially those interested in social history, this book is excellent. Very detailed, and for me it explained why my mother cooked the way she did. Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by K. Miller
If you like RETRO, come along back to the time when we were young, happy, and the Folks did all the work and worrying!
Shapiro definitely takes the cake for best food historian. In each chapter she presents a paradox or point of comparison. Read morePublished on August 19, 2010 by Lanny
Sounds like a cookbook, but the nonfiction account of changes in food culture due to women's changing roles in society and the natural changes this produced in their expression in... Read morePublished on May 10, 2010 by Yvonne
The book starts explaining how most of the pre-packaged food phenomenon got its start with WWII ration (although some frozen food and canned food was around earlier than that) and... Read morePublished on December 6, 2009 by Redsilas