Weekend reading: Politics of the Pantry
Emily E. LB. Twarog. Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food, and Consumer Protest in Twentieth-Century America. Oxford University Press, 2017.
I did a blurb for this book:
Who knew that American housewives were up in arms throughout the last century about rising food prices and misleading package information. Twarog traces the history of how these movements developed, their connections to unions and women’s auxiliaries, and how twentieth-century politics systematically destroyed them. Her book has much to teach us about what’s needed to preserve—and strengthen–today’s food movements.