The kitchen anchors the country’s economic, social, and political life, and the cook, as its figurehead, exercises far more influence over its course than is commonly thought.
The return of [home economics] courses to American schools should be sparked then not by that old spirit of “making do” but by a desire to mount resistance to those forces that would reduce the whole repertoire of recognizably human activities to so many one-click purchases or so much frictionless “sharing.” 

-Christine Baumgarthuber, “Workingman’s Bread” 

The kitchen anchors the country’s economic, social, and political life, and the cook, as its figurehead, exercises far more influence over its course than is commonly thought.

The return of [home economics] courses to American schools should be sparked then not by that old spirit of “making do” but by a desire to mount resistance to those forces that would reduce the whole repertoire of recognizably human activities to so many one-click purchases or so much frictionless “sharing.” 

-Christine Baumgarthuber, “Workingman’s Bread” 

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    This is why cooking has become one of my favorite creative pursuits.
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    The kitchen anchors the country’s economic, social, and political life, and the cook, as its figurehead, exercises far...
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    The kitchen anchors the country’s economic, social, and political life, and the cook, as its figurehead, exercises far...
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    These sentiments match mine: home economics as resistance.
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