The Warmest Room in the House: How the Kitchen Became the Heart of the Twentieth-Century American Home


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The first book that puts the hearth of the American home--its many unique challenges and innovations--in its proper place in contemporary history. Thomas Jefferson once wrote that if you really want to understand the workings of a society, you have to look into their pots and eat their bread. Steven Gdula gives us a view of American culture from the most popular room in the house: the kitchen. Examining the relationship between trends and innovations in the kitchen and the cultural attitudes beyond its four walls, Gdula ...

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