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Creating a Common Table in Twentieth-Century Argentina : Doña Petrona, Women, and Food

By: Pite, Rebekah E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2013Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (343 p.).ISBN: 9781469606910.Subject(s): Cooking -- Argentina | Cooking, Argentine | Feminism -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century | Gandulfo, Petrona C. de | Women -- Argentina -- Social conditions -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Creating a Common Table in Twentieth-Century Argentina : Doña Petrona, Women, and FoodDDC classification: 641.5982 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: Setting the Table; CHAPTER ONE: The Elevation of Cooking in Turn-of-the-Century Argentina; CHAPTER TWO: Creating a Public in Buenos Aires and Beyond; CHAPTER THREE: Expanding Consumption and Middle-Class Domesticity; CHAPTER FOUR: Professionalizing a Thriftier Homemaker; CHAPTER FIVE: Shifting Priorities and Entertaining Inequalities; CHAPTER SIX: Cooking in and out of the Spotlight; CONCLUSION: Keeping the Table Set; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary: Creating a Common Table in Twentieth-Century Argentina: Doña Petrona, Women, and Food
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: Setting the Table; CHAPTER ONE: The Elevation of Cooking in Turn-of-the-Century Argentina; CHAPTER TWO: Creating a Public in Buenos Aires and Beyond; CHAPTER THREE: Expanding Consumption and Middle-Class Domesticity; CHAPTER FOUR: Professionalizing a Thriftier Homemaker; CHAPTER FIVE: Shifting Priorities and Entertaining Inequalities; CHAPTER SIX: Cooking in and out of the Spotlight; CONCLUSION: Keeping the Table Set; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

Creating a Common Table in Twentieth-Century Argentina: Doña Petrona, Women, and Food

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In this lively biography, Pite (Lafayette College) narrates the rise of Dona Petrona C. de Gandulfo (1896-1992) from humble provincial origins to become the icon of 20th-century Argentine cookery and domesticity. Petrona possessed the culinary expertise of Fannie Farmer, the television presence of Julia Child, the showmanship of Rachael Ray, and the business savvy of Martha Stewart. Her cookbook, El libro de Dona Petrona, went through approximately 100 editions and became one of three best sellers in Argentina over the century, eclipsed only by the epic poem "Martin Fierro" and the Bible. Indeed, El libro was the undisputed bible of the Argentine ama de casa (homemaker). Petrona's unparalleled success stemmed from her ability to master many media, especially television; to accommodate political upheavals, such as the Peronist revolution; and to identify with and respond to the changing attitudes of Argentine women toward their roles in society. Beyond its primary focus chronicling the evolution of middle-class domesticity through Petrona and the lens of food, however, this valuable history presents a quotidian account of 20th-century Argentine society that contrasts starkly with the conventional image held by many Americans of a country characterized by safe havens for Nazis, military juntas, dirty wars, global assassination plots, and desaparecidos. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. D. M. Gilbert formerly, Maine Maritime Academy

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