Even in the 21st Century, women take on the major role in food work

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    Food and Femininity by  Kate Cairns and Josée Johnston (Image via Amazon.com)

    Food and Femininity by Kate Cairns and Josée Johnston (Image via Amazon.com)

    There’s ample evidence of shifting gender roles in America regarding food–many of us can count male foodies among our friends, if we don’t happen to be one ourselves.  But circling back to examine the many ways food and femininity still come together in womens’ lives is the focus of a new book called “Food and Femininity.”  NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller talked with the book’s co-author, Rutgers University Assistant Professor Kate Cairns.

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