What do the Pillsbury Bake Off and molecular gastronomy have in common? Culinary historian and food writer Laura Shapiro unwraps the significance of gender to the prestige afforded to different arenas of innovation-driven cuisine by examining the history of the USA’s oldest cooking competition.

“Home cooking has always been the kind of cooking that is supposed to kind of go without notice, except in the world of the family, where you're supposed to be rewarded by the happy faces around the table. You’re certainly not supposed to be rewarded in cash.”

 

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Ox Tales is produced by Anna Sigrithur and edited by Naomi Duguid and Fiona Sinclair with production help by Thomas Krause. 

Music by Thomas Krause and Ava Glendinning. 

Find out more by visiting our website at https://www.oxfordsymposium.org.uk/podcast/

 

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