I have been deeply influenced by scholarship in the fields of culinary history and women's studies. Most notable among them are the works of Mary Anna DuSablon, Lynette Hunter, Jan and Daniel Longone and Glenna Matthews.
The texts have benefited from Katherine Pollak's keen critical eye and relentless search for "the perfect word." Her suggestions made clarity inevitable. For their thoughtful readings and comments I would also like to thank: Regina Bendix, Lynne Farrington, Margaret Kreusi, John Pollack, Nancy Shawcross, Lisa Ratmansky, Elisabeth Rozin, Katherine Schultz, Dan Traister, Nancy Watterson, and Yael Zerubavel. Greg Bear provided expert guidance in the design of the cases and the catalogue. To Regina and John Bendix I am grateful for the translation of Anna Weckerin's cookbook and for stimulating discussions about these texts.
I am grateful to Michael Ryan and Dan Traister for the invitation to curate the exhibition and to Richard Hendrix for his generosity in allowing me time to work on the project. A special thank you to Denise Miller for tending the MLA program and its students while I was tilling other gardens.
A never-ending thank you to Jeff Shultz who read and reread the text, fixed Word files and printers, and who provided support, encouragement and food throughout the months of the project.
Department of Folklore and Folklife
Associate Director, College of General Studies
University of Pennsylvania
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