Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won’t Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It





‘This book shines a light on the social and economic inequalities at the root of our broken food system, discusses how we got here as a nation, and offers actionable solutions to help move us forward.’ — A. C. Kuiken, Syracuse University, Choice

‘In an ideal world, this book would be required reading for every food pundit and cookbook author.’ — The Pacific Standard

‘Sarah Bowen, Joslyn Brenton, and Sinikka Elliott… [have] produced an extraordinary report on how the values of the good-food revolution play out amid real-world struggles.’ — The Atlantic

About the Author

Sarah Bowen is Associate Professor of Sociology at North Carolina State University. Her work focuses on food systems, local and global institutions, and inequality in the United States, Mexico, and France. She is author of Divided Spirits: Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production (University of California Press, 2015).

Joslyn Brenton is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ithaca College where she teaches and conducts research about families, food, health, and inequality. She has published her research in Social Problems, Sociology of Health & Illness, and Contexts.

Sinikka Elliott is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia where she researches and teaches on the topics of gender, sexuality, inequality, and family. She is the author of Not My Kid: What Parents Believe about the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers (NYU Press, 2012).


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