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Title:
Kitchen literacy : how we lost knowledge of where food comes from and why we need to get it back
Author:
Vileisis, Ann.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Washington : Island Press/Shearwater Books, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction. Missing stories -- 1. A meal by Martha -- Envisioning a foodshed -- Nature in Martha's garden -- Tales of turkeys -- The energy of eating -- Consciousness of cookery -- 2. To market, to market -- The transcription of kitchen know-how -- To market -- Who did the shopping? -- 3. Mystifying the mundane -- Place of origin -- The waning of wild foods -- The abstraction of animals' lives -- 4. Denaturing the senses -- The debut of cans -- The power of labels -- The mimicry of margarine -- Eating by eye -- 5. A new longing for nature -- The civility of cookery -- The grounding nature of growing food -- The unseemliness of stewed songbirds -- The all-natural body -- Allure of the natural -- 6. Rise of the modern food sensibility -- Bolstering brand names and promoting packages -- The home economists' twist -- Not-so-contented cows -- The appeal of the modern -- Nature transcended -- 7. The covenant of ignorance -- New food chains : the rise of supermarket shopping -- 100 million guinea pigs -- The secrets of DDT -- For convenience sake -- Hidden on supermarket shelves -- 8. Kitchen countertrends -- The persistence of the natural -- Burgers and rain forests -- A purposeful palate -- Turning attention back to farms -- Epilogue. Returning stories to the modern kitchen.
ISBN:
9781597261449
Format :
Book