The Atlantic Review: ‘Pressure Cooker’ by Joslyn Brenton

May 15, 2019


Associate professor Joslyn Brenton argues that the U.S. food system places an unfair burden on women.

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The book:  "Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won’t Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It,” Brenton and her co-authors, North Carolina State University associate professor Sarah Bowen and University of British Columbia assistant professor Sinikka Elliott, argue that positioning family meals as the answer to social problems is inadequate and places a disproportionate burden on families and mothers.

The book is based on over 150 interviews the authors and their research team conducted with an economically and racially diverse group of mothers, as well as over 250 hours of fieldwork — time spent observing families cook and eat, and tagging along with them to the grocery store.

In the June 2019 issue of the magazine, THE ATLANTIC, there is a review of Professor Brenton's book.  Please check it out on this link: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/06/eat-food-all-the-time-mostly-junk/588052/