Pressure cooker: why home cooking won't solve our problems and what we can do about it

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Oxford University Press,
Pub. Date:
[2019]
Language:
English
Description
Food is at the center of national debates about how Americans live and the future of the planet. Not everyone agrees about how to reform our relationship to food, but one suggestion rises above the din: We need to get back in the kitchen. Amid concerns about rising rates of obesity and diabetes, unpronounceable ingredients, and the environmental footprint of industrial agriculture, food reformers implore parents to slow down, cook from scratch, and gather around the dinner table. Making food a priority, they argue, will lead to happier and healthier families. But is it really that simple? In this riveting and beautifully-written book, Sarah Bowen, Joslyn Brenton, and Sinikka Elliott take us into the kitchens of nine women to tell the complicated story of what it takes to feed a family today. All of these mothers love their children and want them to eat well. But their kitchens are not equal. From cockroach infestations and stretched budgets to picky eaters and conflicting nutrition advice, Pressure Cooker exposes how modern families struggle to confront high expectations and deep-seated inequalities around getting food on the table.Based on extensive interviews and field research in the homes and kitchens of a diverse group of American families, Pressure Cooker challenges the logic of the most popular foodie mantras of our time, showing how they miss the mark and up the ante for parents and children. Romantic images of family meals are inviting, but they create a fiction that does little to fix the problems in the food system. The unforgettable stories in this book evocatively illustrate how class inequality, racism, sexism, and xenophobia converge at the dinner table. If we want a food system that is fair, equitable, and nourishing, we must look outside the kitchen for answers.
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID43ab62a5-c7b8-c55c-9d05-b4cf1b583810
Grouping Titlepressure cooker why home cooking won t solve our problems and what we can do about it
Grouping Authorbowen sarah
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-11-15 12:31:27PM
Last Indexed2019-11-15 12:33:48PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Brenton, Joslyn,
Elliott, Sinikka,
authorBowen, Sarah, 1978-
author2-roleBrenton, Joslyn,author.
Elliott, Sinikka,author.
author_displayBowen, Sarah
available_at_arlingtonWestover
collection_arlingtonNew Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonShirlington New Nonfiction
Westover New Nonfiction
display_description"This books takes us into the kitchens of nine women to tell the complicated story of what it takes to feed a family today. All kitchens are not equal and Pressure Cooker exposes how modern families struggle to confront high expectations and deep-seated inequalities around getting food on the table."--Jacket.
format_arlingtonBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
id43ab62a5-c7b8-c55c-9d05-b4cf1b583810
isbn9780190663292
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b20697181.i22530927Shirlington New Nonfiction641.3 BOWEN1falsefalseOn HoldshelfNov 13, 2019sann
ils:.b20697181.i22582496Westover New Nonfiction641.3 BOWEN1falsefalseOn ShelfOct 20, 2019wann
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-11-15T17:33:48.963Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington641.3 BOWEN
local_time_since_added_arlingtonSix Months
Year
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonShirlington
Westover
primary_isbn9780190663292
publishDate2019
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b20697181BookBooksEnglishOxford University Press, [2019]ix, 337 pages ; 25 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b20697181.i22530927Checked OutOn Holdshelffalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b20697181.i22582496On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetCooking -- Cross-cultural studies
Dinners and dining -- Cross-cultural studies
Equality -- Cross-cultural studies
Food security -- Cross-cultural studies
Grocery shopping -- Cross-cultural studies
Homemakers -- Interviews
title_displayPressure cooker : why home cooking won't solve our problems and what we can do about it
title_fullPressure cooker : why home cooking won't solve our problems and what we can do about it / Sarah Bowen, Joslyn Brenton, and Sinikka Elliott
title_shortPressure cooker
title_subwhy home cooking won't solve our problems and what we can do about it