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Creating a Common Table in Twentieth-Century Argentina: Dona Petrona, Women, and Food

Rebekah E. Pite


Doña Petrona C. de Gandulfo (c. 1896–1992) reigned as Argentina's preeminent domestic and culinary expert from the 1930s through the 1980s. An enduring culinary icon thanks to her magazine columns, radio programs, and television shows, she was likely second only to Eva Peron in terms of the fame she enjoyed and the adulation she received. Her cookbook garnered tremendous popularity, becoming one of the three best-selling books in Argentina. Doña Petrona capitalized on and contributed to the growing appreciation for women's domestic roles as the Argentine economy expanded and fell into periodic ... More

Keywords: Argentina, culinary expert, magazine columns, radio programs, television shows, cookbook, Doña Petrona, Argentine economy, homemakers, class formation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781469606897
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469606910_Pite


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebekah E. Pite, author