The Pioneer Woman and the Fairy Tale of Country Cooking
What does the word “country” mean? Does it mean anything on its own or does it just color in Americans’ fuzzy sense of what constitutes Americana?
Black Heels to Tractor WheelsThe Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman
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Critics say that Sandra Lee’s idea of cooking is nothing more than opening a can and having a cocktail. Here’s the thing: That’s true! But who cares?
I suspect that these shows, which characterize speed and hustle as natural elements of cooking, are part of the male professional kitchen’s effort to divorce their work from the feminine history of cooking.
It was a corny, educational joy, as if Bill Nye and Monty Python had teamed up to teach America how to cook.