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Published: 24 September 2020

256 Pages | 12 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780190663308

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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
  • 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 accout 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

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