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

Sen, Mayukh, (author.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 641.5092 SEN 2021 (Text) 0001002390407 Nonfiction New Available -

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Mother tongue: Chao Yang Buwei -- The blind cook: 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.
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"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 blindchef; 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, daringto 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 womenwhose labor, overlooked for so long, makes those meals possible"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women cooks > United States > Biography.
Women immigrants > United States > Biography.

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