Author Paul Freedman Chester D. Tripp Professor of History, Yale University.
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The microwave encouraged alternatives to the traditional, sit-down dinner. Yet as food historians Laura Shapiro and Harvey Levenstein have noted, despite these social changes, the depiction of male and female tastes in advertising has remained surprisingly consistent, even as some new ingredients and foods have entered the mix.
Edition: Available editions United Kingdom. This sort of marketing clearly had an effect.
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A New York Times article from noted the trend of young women on first dates ordering steak. Beginning in the s, dining changed dramatically. As more women spent time outside of the home, however, they were still expected to congregate in gender-specific places.
Families started spending more money eating out. Beginning in the s, shifting social norms — like the entry of women into the workplace — gave women more opportunities to dine without men and in the company of female friends or co-workers.
When was it decided that women prefer some types of food — yogurt with fruit, sal and white wine — while men are supposed to gravitate to chili, steak and bacon? Beginning in the late 19th century, a steady stream of dietary advice, corporate advertising and magazine articles created a division between male and female tastes that, for more than a century, has shaped everything from dinner plans to menu des.
A separate market for women surfaces Before the Civil War, the whole family ate the same things together. Before the Civil War, the whole family ate the same things together.
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Infor example, a male writer named Leone B. The 20th century saw a proliferation of cookbooks telling women to give up their favorite foods and instead focus on pleasing their boyfriends or husbands. It was during this period that the notion that some foods were more appropriate for women started to emerge.
More women working outside the home meant meals were less elaborate, especially since men remained loathe to share the responsibility of cooking.