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Baking as Biography

A Life Story in Recipes

by (author) Diane Tye

McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2010
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Hidden among the simple lists of ingredients and directions for everyday foods are surprising stories. In Baking as Biography, Diane Tye considers her mother’s recipe collection, reading between the lines of the aging index cards to provide a candid and nuanced portrait of one woman’s life as mother, minister’s wife, and participant in local Maritime women’s networks.

About the author

Diane Tye is an associate professor in the Department of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland and co-editor (with Pauline Greenhill) of Undisciplined Women: Tradition and Culture in Canada.

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Editorial Reviews

“This is excellent! Diane Tye has done a wonderful job of weaving together her own story with that of the larger culture. The text moves seamlessly from data to commentary with theory and ethnographic accounts interspersed in a natural, logical way.” –Lucy Long, International Studies & American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University

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