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Cookbooks and Domestic Manuals

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 4/30/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 19th century American cookbook and domestic manual authors didnít confine themselves to telling readers how to cook particular dishes and perform specific household chores. Many of them had a self-imposed mission: to promote housewifely values, usually having to do with traditional female virtues like devotion to family, gentle manners, and selflessness. JJ Jacobson, Curator for American Culinary History at the University of Michigan, will discuss these books, written mostly by and for middle-class women, who strove to establish norms for the entire country. Jacobsonís engagement with culinary history and related subjects has its roots in her previous career as a chef and baker.
Library: Rochester Hills Public Library
Location: Multipurpose Room
Registration Ends: 4/30/2013 at 5:00 PM
Contact: Ellen Kieta
Contact Number: 248-650-7124
Status: Closed


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