Cooking by the Book: Celebrity Chefs, Cookbookery, and the Changing Landscape of American Cuisine
Presented by: Sarah Wassberg Johnson
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Join food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson for a journey through America’s cuisine as told by cookbooks. Along the way we’ll meet celebrity chefs obscure and familiar from all over the country and across the decades. Spanning the late 18th century to the present, Wassberg Johnson discusses how cookbooks reflected and influenced changes in home cooking in the United States.
Sarah Wassberg Johnson is The Food Historian – author, speaker, educator, podcaster, and blogger on all things related to food history. Although she currently works as a museum professional in the museum education field, her lifelong love of food and history has led her to focus increasingly on American food history. Her areas of specialty include: rural and agricultural history, women’s history, the history of domestic science, World War I and World War II home front history, the Progressive Era, particularly the Country Life movement, and food history in general.