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- 'We still mourn that book': cookbooks, recipes and foodmaking knowledge in 1950s Australia
- Supski, Sian
- Oral history interviews were conducted with forty-eight women in the year 1998 that were wives, mothers, housewives and homemakers in Western Australia in the 1950s. The results of this study showed that women use cookbooks and recipes as a guide, but they apply their learned skills to make the food hence their foodmaking knowledge was transformative which indicated a level of competence and confidence that was gained with practice.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Journal of Australian Studies, Vol. 28, no. 84 (2005), pp. 85-94
- Publication year
- 20th century history; Australia; Culinary history; Food; Foodmaking knowledge; History; Oral history; Recipes; Social history
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2005.
- Peer reviewed