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Men in Aprons: Gender Politics in Gourmet Magazine

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As far as food magazines—and presumably the majority of the nation—were concerned, women were stuck inside the kitchen.
But in the midst of all this, a different voice was born: Gourmet. In the late 1930s, veteran magazine publisher Earle MacAusland came up with an idea for a publication that focused on gastronomy, but in a new light. Forget the practical struggles of preparing dinner. Forget cooking as a chore. The aim was for Gourmet to serve as a gateway into the world of culinary delights.

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