Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Eudora Garrison & Recognizing Food Editors
The work of newspapers food editors has long been devalued - especially those who wrote in the 1950s and 1960s. In the book The United States of Arugula, David Kamp refers to them dismissively as the "Jello-abusing women's page ladies."
What is interesting is how often I now see the recipes of these women cited. For example, 1950s Charlotte Observer food editor Eudora Garrison's recipe for a chicken salad sandwich was cited in Oprah Magazine. This blog cited one of Garrison's cake recipes.