The Food Section
The Food Section
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Food blogs are everywhere today but for generations, information and opinions about food were found in the food sections of newspapers. Until the early 1970s, these sections were housed in the women’s pages of newspapers. The food editors—often a mix of trained journalist and home economist—reported on everything from nutrition news… (more)

Food blogs are everywhere today but for generations, information and opinions about food were found in the food sections of newspapers. Until the early 1970s, these sections were housed in the women’s pages of newspapers. The food editors—often a mix of trained journalist and home economist—reported on everything from nutrition news to features on the new chef in town. They wrote recipes and solicited ideas from readers. The sections reflected the trends of the time and the cooks of the community. The editors helped make James Beard and Julia Child household names as the editors wrote about their television appearances and reviewed their cookbooks. The Food Section profiles food editors like Jane Nickerson, Jeanne Voltz, and Ruth Ellen Church, who were unheralded pioneers in the field, as well as Cecily Brownstone, Poppy Cannon, and Clementine Paddleford, who are well known today. These women were instrumental in changing the country’s culinary history forever.

 

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 24, 2014)

Page count: 252 pages

File size: 1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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