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Taste Makers

Taste Makers

by Mayukh Sen
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Item #: UW1302
Format: Hardcover, 259 pages; 2022
This provocative and groundbreaking multi-biography sheds light on seven overlooked chefs and cookbook authors—female immigrants from China, Mexico, France, Italy, India, Iran, and Jamaica—who transformed America's modern culinary landscape. Spanning from World War II to the present, each intimate essay highlights the featured cook's struggles, and remarkable achievements, in the face of immense cultural roadblocks. In the end, "all of ... More
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This provocative and groundbreaking multi-biography sheds light on seven overlooked chefs and cookbook authors—female immigrants from China, Mexico, France, Italy, India, Iran, and Jamaica—who transformed America's modern culinary landscape. Spanning from World War II to the present, each intimate essay highlights the featured cook's struggles, and remarkable achievements, in the face of immense cultural roadblocks. In the end, "all of these women used their food to tell the world where they came from and what remained of it in America. They did so with no shame, only pride." Taste Makers is a meticulously researched and passionately delivered celebration of the diversity of American cuisine. (AG)


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