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Rebellious cooks and recipe writing in communist Bulgaria

Albena Shkodrova (Author)
"Albena Shkodrova shows how many women in communist Bulgaria passionately exchanged recipes to build substantial private collections, a borderline contraband activity under a regime where home cooking was considered household slavery and an agent of patriarchalism. Drawing on primary sources, including scrapbook cookbooks, and working from the establishment of cookery classes before communism to their obliteration thereafter, Shkodrova highlights the meaning behind recipe exchange and home cooking for Bulgarian women under the communist regime"-- Provided by publisher
eBook, English, 2021
Bloomsbury Academic, London, UK, 2021
1 online resource (x, 189 pages) : illustrations.
9781350132337, 9781350132320, 9781350132313, 1350132330, 1350132322, 1350132314
Introduction: The Bulgarian Cookbooks SamizdatCh 1. Between Communist Feminism and PatriarchyCh 2. The Practical Value of a ScrapbookCh 3. The Social Powers of Recipes and CookingCh 4. "I Cooked with Pleasure"Conclusion. (To Communist Women) Cooking Made Sense