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  • Published: 29 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781743483336
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 88

Does Cooking Matter?

Penguin Special




Does Cooking Matter? is a thorough and engaging examination of our current food culture, and a call to arms to bring Australians back into the kitchen.

Cooking is, for many Australians, a chore. And it's now easier than ever to order takeaway, eat out at an affordable restaurant or buy pre-prepared food. In such an environment, what incentives are there for us to cook meals that get people around the table?

Rebecca Huntley, determined to answer if and why cooking still matters to Australians, talks to MasterChef judges, men learning to cook later in life and children first being exposed to the wonders of fresh produce. Does Cooking Matter? is a thorough and engaging examination of our current food culture, and a call to arms to bring Australians back into the kitchen.

  • Published: 29 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781743483336
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 88

About the author

Rebecca Huntley

Dr Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia's foremost researchers on social trends. She holds degrees in law and film studies and a PhD in gender studies. For nearly nine years, Rebecca was at the global research firm Ipsos. From 2006 until 2015, she was the Director of the Mind & Mood Report, Australia's longest-running social trends report. She is the author of numerous books, and was a feature writer for Australian Vogue, a columnist for BRW and the presenter of Drive on a Friday on Radio National. She is on the Artistic Advisory Board of the Bell Shakespeare Company and is an adjunct senior lecturer at the School of Social Sciences at The University of New South Wales. Rebecca currently provides research counsel to Essential, an integrated research and communications agency in Australia and New Zealand.

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