Author: Mayukh Sen

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Women in History Review: Tastemakers

November 18, 2021 Uncategorized 10 ★★★★½

Women in History Review: TastemakersTitle: Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America
Author: Mayukh Sen
Source: from publisher for review
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Rating:four-half-stars

Summary: This book did a great job of showcasing the personalities and accomplishments of immigrant women who influenced American cuisine.

Tastemakers is a new entry in the group biography genre, one of many doing the good work of sharing stories of important but forgotten women in history. The women featured here are all immigrants to the United States who had a profound impact on American cuisine. Each of these women contributed significantly to the inclusion of their cuisine in main stream American cooking. Some of these women were more clearly writing for people familiar with their cuisine, such as expat communities, while others wrote for novices. How to balance authenticity with approachability (and ingredient availability) was something each woman had to determine for herself. Read more »

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