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Making Dinner

How American Home Cooks Produce and Make Meaning Out of the Evening Meal

By Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Dr. David Livert

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With a vast selection of foods and thousands of recipes to choose from, how do home cooks in America decide what to cook - and what does their cooking mean to them? Answering this question, Making Dinner is an empirical study of home cooking in the United States. Drawing on a combination of research methods, which includes in-depth interviews with over 50 cooks and cooking journals documenting over 300 home-cooked dinners, Roblyn Rawlins and David Livert explore how American home cooks think and feel about themselves, food, and cooking. Their findings reveal distinct types of cook-the family-first cook, the traditional cook, and the keen cook -and demonstrate how personal identities, family relationships, ideologies of gender and parenthood, and structural constraints all influence what ends up on the plate. Rawlins and Livert reveal research that fills the data gap on practices of home cooking in everyday life. This is an important contribution to fields such as food studies, health and nutrition, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, gender studies, and American studies.

Product code: 9781474252553

ISBN 9781474252553
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
No. Of Pages 232
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Series Criminal Practice Series