All tagged american history

Episode 108: Ladies Who Lunch with Valerie Gordon

The feminist history of the trope “women be shopping.” What if the origin of the department store is the Old West general store? Plus the process of resurrecting old recipes, when manners are just a reflection of commerce, and hot lesbian fantasies. (Listen here.)

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Music: Downtown, Petula Clark

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Women and the Everyday City

Rudeness and Civility: Manners in Nineteenth-Century Urban America 

The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy

Someone's in the Kitchen with Dayton's, Marshall Field's, Hudson's 

Episode 107: Salad with April Wolfe

A deep hatred of Craisins, lessons learned at the Steak ‘n Shake, and rank and provocative excresences with film critic April Wolfe. Plus, Jell-O salad vs Jell-O shots, the cooked-down hooves that become gelatin. The social implications of Perfection Salad - after all, “hygiene” is a classist concept. (Listen here.)

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Music: Stir It Up, Patti Labelle

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Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallats

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Perfection Salad

A Book of Salads

Bettina's Best Salads and What to Serve With Them

Fancy Salads of the Big Hotels

Serious Eats

Episode 55: Thanksgiving with Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons is Canadian, so we compare it to U.S. Thanksgiving, and talk about beans, olives, root beer, her bold licorice choices, the phrase “soup to nuts,” and the mysteries of sweet potato casserole. Check out her cookbook right here.

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Music: Crabbuckit, k-os

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Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie

Food Timeline

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Saveur

The Daily Meal

Library Of Congress

NPR

Episode 29: Restaurant History with Jacques Pepin

Jacques Pepin, the legendary French chef who changed American cuisine, joined Katherine to remember when cheffing was a blue-collar job; turning down a job in the Kennedy White House; and his work with Julia Child. Plus, his childhood in occupied France, when clowning on Nazis was a hobby. (Also, here are the books he references in the interview: La Technique and Ten Restaurants That Changed America.)

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Music: Let's Face The Music And Dance, Nat King Cole