Dieting For Sins: New England Food Reformers

THU, MAR 6, 2003 (43:32)

Barbara Haber, author and curator of books at Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library, looks at food reformist movements, including the 1889 New England Kitchen movement, during her discussion of New England culinary history.

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Barbara Haber is the author of From Hardtack to Home Fries: An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals. Praise for the book came from Julia Child, Gourmet Magazine, and other food notables as well as academic historians, and a chapter appeared in Best Food Writing 2002. Haber has also written on food topics for Harvard Magazine, Yankee Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Dictionary of American History, Notable American Women and many other popular and professional publications, including Through the Kitchen Window: Women Explore the Intimate Meanings of Food and Cooking and From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies, which she co-edited with Arlene Avakian. Barbara Haber currently serves on the awards board of the James Beard Foundation where she initiated and serves as curator for Beard on Books, a speaker series featuring notable food writers and cookbook authors.

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