Books

  • “A Woman’s Place Is in the Kitchen,” The Evolution of Women Chefs
    “A Woman’s Place Is in the Kitchen,” The Evolution of Women Chefs
    • Wiley,
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    A Woman's Place is in the Kitchen is a collection of historical and contemporary research that provides a comprehensive look at women and their roles in the professional culinary arena. In the domestic setting, women have been the primary food providers to the world; yet until recently, women have been excluded from the upper echelons of professional kitchens. The first book ever to be written exclusively about women chefs and restaurateurs, A Woman's Place is in the Kitchen provides an informative, insightful, and objective portrait of women working in the multi-faceted culinary field.

  • Bitter Harvest
    Bitter Harvest
    • Routledge,
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    "The history of food is not as straightforward as it may seem. Food isn't just food. It is ritual, tradition, and memory," begins Chef Ann‘s groundbreaking book on the relationship between food, politics, and health. Passionate, political, informed, and engaging, Bitter Harvest is filled with fascinating facts and anecdotes. Touching on virtually every aspect of the food culture, Bitter Harvest is a vibrant example of the emergence of the chef as a political voice to be reckoned with.

  • In Mother’s Kitchen: Celebrated Women Chefs Share Beloved Family Recip
    In Mother’s Kitchen: Celebrated Women Chefs Share Beloved Family Recip
    • Rizzoli,
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    Much more than just a cookbook, In Mother’s Kitchen is a testament to the many ways that a mother can shape a child’s life through cooking. Time spent side-by-side in the kitchen stirring the soup, rolling out a bit of pastry, preparing carefully chosen vegetables, arranging a platter, and of course, bringing finished dishes to the table to hungry and appreciative family provide a child with tangible lessons in nurturing. In this heartwarming collection, more than fifty celebrated woman chefs and culinary professionals share cherished heirloom recipes along with the memories that made them so special. 

  • Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children
    Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children
    • Harper Collins,
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    Known as the “Renegade Lunch Lady,“ Chef Ann has worked for nearly two decades to transform cafeterias into culinary classrooms. In Lunch Lessons, she and Lisa Holmes spell out how parents and school employees can help instill healthy habits in children. The two explain the basics of childhood nutrition and suggest dozens of tasty, kid-tested recipes for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. They also recommend how to eliminate potential hazards from the home, bring gardening and composting into daily life, and support businesses that provide local, organic food. With inspirational examples and analysis, Lunch Lessons is more than just a recipe book—it gives readers the tools to transform the way children everywhere interact with food.

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