Are Cookbooks Political?
Authoritative, yet flexible; collective, yet individualized; cooperative, yet personal: cookbooks invite participation, editing, and transformation. Created to convey flavor and taste across generations, communities, and nations, they enact the continuities and changes of social lives. Their functioning in the name of creativity and preparation with readers happily consuming them in similar ways makes cookbooks an exemplary model for democratic politics.
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