Kitchen Secrets: The Meaning of Cooking in Everyday Life

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Bloomsbury Academic, Aug 7, 2006 - Cooking - 168 pages
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This book explores the thoughts, values and opinions of home cooks, their practices and experiences, and the skills and knowledge they use to prepare and provide food. It provides new and challenging ways of thinking about cooking, examining and often contesting commonly-held beliefs and theories about the role of practical cookery lessons, dinner parties as showcases for culinary flair and the negative effect of convenience foods on home cooking and kitchen skills.

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Frances Short is an independent scholar and Visiting Researcher, London Metropolitan University.

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