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Nancy Carlisle and Melinda Talbot Nasardinov, with Jennifer Pustz. Deluxe paperback.
Lavishly illustrated with drawings, photographs, and ephemera from Historic New England's collections, among others, this work describes what it was like to live and work in kitchens that had none of the conveniences we now take for granted. Kitchens featured are from house museums, detached kitchens on southern plantations, Spanish colonial kitchens of the Southwest, elaborate nineteenth-century kitchens in the Midwest, and middle-class open-plan homes of 1950s suburbia. 208 pages, 190 illustrations.