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Author McLean, Alice L

Title Aesthetic pleasure in twentieth-century women's food writing : the innovative appetites of M.F.K. Fisher, Alice B. Toklas, and Elizabeth David / Alice Lee McLean
Published Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2012


Description 1 online resource (209 pages)
Series Routledge studies in twentieth-century literature ; 18
Routledge studies in twentieth-century literature ; 18.
Contents The gendering of appetite in nineteenth-century food writing -- Forging a space for female desire: M.F.K. Fisher on the art of eating -- A queer appetite: the Alice B. Toklas cook book -- A sensual engagement: Elizabeth David's gastronomic cookbooks -- From 'aesthetic choice' to a 'diaporic aesthetic': Patience Gray, Vertamae Smart Grosvenor, And Monique Truong
Summary This book explores the aesthetic pleasures of eating and writing in the lives of M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), Alice B. Toklas (1877-1967), and Elizabeth David (1913-1992). Growing up during a time when women's food writing was largely limited to the domestic cookbook, which helped to codify the guidelines of middle class domesticity, Fisher, Toklas, and David claimed the pleasures of gastronomy previously reserved for men
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992.
Toklas, Alice B
David, Elizabeth, 1913-1992.
SUBJECT David, Elizabeth, 1913-1992 fast
Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992 fast
Toklas, Alice B. fast
Subject Women food writers.
Food writing -- History
Food writing
Women food writers
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780203814390