Inventing Authenticity: How Cookbook Writers Redefine Southern Identity - Food and Foodways (Paperback)Carrie Helms Tippen (author)
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Tippen discusses the act of cooking as a way to perform-and therefore reinforce-the identity associated with a recipe, and the complexities inherent in attempts to portray the foodways of a region marked by a sometimes distasteful history. Inventing Authenticity meets this challenge head-on, delving into problems of cultural appropriation and representations of race, thorny questions about authorship, and more. The commonplace but deceptively complex southern cookbook can sustain our sense of where we come from and who we are-or who we think we are.
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Number of pages: 212
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Unfurls a series of fresh insights.... this book uses a niche text--the recipe headnote--to weigh in on a debate that is not going anywhere anytime soon: what is the South, and who is southern?"
--Camille Begin, The Journal of Southern History, August 2019
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