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The Italian Immigrant Kitchen: A Journey Into Identity

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780823231751
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823241286 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0015
The Italian Immigrant Kitchen: A Journey Into Identity

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Logistically, a cookbook of old recipes requires a lot of effort. It became apparent that women were not the only food providers in the family. Men played a major role in immigrant households. Frustration has created a publishing subculture. A subindustry of small publishers devoted to regional topics has emerged who recognize ethnic differences and produce books. Not all Italian Americanists think that the study of food is a serious dimension of their social history.

Keywords: cookbook; recipes; food providers; immigrant households; food

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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