Journals Higher Education



This item is not yet published. It is available for pre-orders and will ship on 03 December 2018.

Notify Me When In Stock

256 Pages | 12 black and white illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190663292

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (02)


Pressure Cooker

Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It

Sarah Bowen, Joslyn Brenton, and Sinikka Elliott

  • Challenges many cherished ideas held by food pundits and writes who proclaim growing your own food and family meals as a solution to many social ills like obesity or diabetes
  • Argues that positioning the kitchen and family meals as solutions to many social problems places a disproportionate burden on individual families-and mothers in particular
  • Richly detailed and accessible account of how many poor and working class mothers struggle to find the time or money to meet the ideal of a home cooked meal from scratch
  • Based on countless hours of fieldwork and interviews with from families across the class spectrum

Also of Interest