- Full Title : Inventing Authenticity: How Cookbook Writers Redefine Southern Identity (Food and Foodways)
- Autor: Carrie Helms Tippen
- Print Length: 212 pages
- Publisher: University of Arkansas Press; 1 edition
- Publication Date: August 12, 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1682260658
- ISBN-13: 978-1682260654
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Tippen discusses the act of cooking as a way to perform—and therefore reinforce—the identity associated with a recipe, and the complexities inherent in attempts to portray the foodways of a region marked by a sometimes distasteful history. Inventing Authenticity meets this challenge head-on, delving into problems of cultural appropriation and representations of race, thorny questions about authorship, and more. The commonplace but deceptively complex southern cookbook can sustain our sense of where we come from and who we are—or who we think we are.
“In Inventing Authenticity Carrie Helms Tippen deftly dissects the layers of sentiment built up around recipes purported to be from the South. She examines many ‘Souths,’ each of them claiming to be the real thing, and finds that they all have their own mythologies and incorrect assumptions. If you want to delve beneath the stereotypes and discover how even modern-day southerners have used recipes to construct their own Neverland, Tippen will instruct and surprise you.”
About the Author
Carrie Helms Tippen is assista nt professor ofEnglish at Chatham University.