Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Pite, Rebekah E.

Title Creating a common table in twentieth-century Argentina : Doña Petrona, women, & food / Rebekah E. Pite
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
Online access available from:
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xv, 326 pages) : illustrations
Summary "Dona Petrona C. de Gandulfo (c. 1896-1992) reigned as Argentina's preeminent domestic and culinary expert from the 1930s through the 1980s. An enduring culinary icon thanks to her magazine columns, radio programs, and television shows, she was likely second only to Eva Peron in terms of the fame she enjoyed and the adulation she received. Her cookbook garnered tremendous popularity, becoming one of the three best-selling books in Argentina. Dona Petrona capitalized on and contributed to the growing appreciation for women's domestic roles as the Argentine economy expanded and fell into periodic crises. Drawing on a wide range of materials, including her own interviews with Dona Petrona's inner circle and with everyday women and men, Rebekah E. Pite provides a lively social history of twentieth-century Argentina, as exemplified through the fascinating story of Dona Petrona and the homemakers to whom she dedicated her career. Pite's narrative illuminates the important role of food--its consumption, preparation, and production--in daily life, class formation, and national identity. By connecting issues of gender, domestic work, and economic development, Pite brings into focus the critical importance of women's roles as consumers, cooks, and community builders"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gandulfo, Petrona C. de.
Cooking -- Argentina.
Cooking, Argentine.
Feminism -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Argentina -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012034766
ISBN 1469606917 (electronic bk.)
9781469606910 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Creating a common table in 20th-century Argentina