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  1. Creating a Common Table in Twentieth-Century Argentina: Doña Petrona, Women, and Food
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  2. Creating a Common Table in Twentieth-Century Argentina: Doña Petrona, Women, and Food

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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.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Rebekah E. Pite
Binding
Kindle Edition
EISBN
9781469606910
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
The University of North Carolina Press
Manufacturer
The University of North Carolina Press
NumberOfPages
342
PublicationDate
2013-04-01
Publisher
The University of North Carolina Press
ReleaseDate
2013-04-01
Studio
The University of North Carolina Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Dr. Pite's book is an outstanding piece of scholarship. Studying women's roles in twentieth century Argentina through the lens of Dona Petrona's career is a unique and intriguing way to learn about this important piece of history. I loved Pite's use of primary sources, oral histories and recipes throughout the book, and as a twenty first century woman balancing a career and family, could really appreciate the evolution of women's roles as they relate to food preparation and consumption. I highly recommend this read to anyone interested in Latin American Women's History.
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