Canned Food Nation

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photoIn the postwar era, the food industry changed what we eat, and how women prepared it. Slow-simmered gave way to get-it-on-the table for women moving in the workforce.

In the new book "Something from the Oven," food historian Laura Shapiro takes us back in time and the kitchen for a look at how the food industry changed women's roles in the kitchen and beyond.

Click the "Listen" link to hear author Laura Shapiro talk about the U.S. food history since World War II.


Laura Shapiro, food historian and author of "Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America"

This program aired on April 19, 2004.


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