Episode 123: Making a Case for Home Ec

The kitchen anchors the countrys economic, social, and political life. Christine Baumgarthuber revives the dying discipline of home economics on this weeks episode of A Taste of the Past. Christine is a writer and blogger for The Austerity Kitchen, and shes talking with Linda Pelaccio about the history of economical cooking. Learn about Juliet Corson, the woman who spread the good word of nutrition and wrote about meals on a budget. Hear how Juliet Corsons writings became political, and ultimately threatened the wages of the working class. How does home ec empower individuals? Listen in to hear Christine and Linda talk about the relationship between home economics education and understanding the food industry. This program has been sponsored by White Oak Pastures. I truly believe that revolution does begin at home. What people cook at home can be a model more mindful means of consumption. [21:15] -- Christin Baumgarthuber on A Taste of the Past

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