Cookbooks and Women’s Empowerment

Feminist epistemologists have for some time now called attention to the importance of modes of communication that aren’t always taken as seriously as they should be (e.g. letters, poems, songs as opposed to articles and reasoned arguments). But one that I’ve never before seen mentioned is cookbooks! And it seems this is overlooking something important. Cookbooks were an acceptable means for women to communicate with other women– and they knew it, and didn’t confine their writings to food. Thanks to Jender-Parents for directing me to this fascinating post by Kitchen Chick, a wonderful food blogger with amazing photographs and excellent recipes.