Is not only presented in a most enchanting occupation

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is not only presented in “A Most Enchanting Occupation”, but in cook books themselves including Fun With Cooking by Mae Blacker Freeman. The title of the first chapter is called, “COOKBOOKS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1796-1920”. Naturally the reader would expect to hear about the history of cookbooks and how they have changed throughout time along with society. That’s exactly what I thought, until I began to read. I soon thought to myself that not only is this just about American society and its effect on cook books at the time, it describes the changing role of the typical “house wife” throughout history. She says, “In England, printed
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household advice books by women for other women in the upper middle branches of society began to appear.” (9) This idea is brought to life in Fun With Cooking. Fun With Cooking is a cookbook written in 1947, when women and men did not have the same social and household responsibility. It confirms the argument that cooking
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