All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women's Right to Vote


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$28.95  $26.63
Pegasus Books
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5.9 X 9.1 X 1.8 inches | 1.3 pounds
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About the Author

Laura Kumin is the author of The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton's World and runs the popular blog "Mother Would Know." Kumin earned a law degree from Columbia Law School and practiced in Washington D.C. for more than two-decades. She lives in Washington D.C. where she now teaches cooking and food history.


"An an engaging read about the time when women were struggling to get the right to vote, and also a charming view of how cookbooks and recipes were part of the suffrage movement. Kumin's recipes are clear and thoughtful and her mastery of adapting from historic cookbooks shines through in this interesting work."--Kalyn Denny, creator of
"A delicious read! All Stirred Up mixes together an appetizing account of suffragists' use of food as persuasion, a dollop of suffrage history, and some tasty adaptations of recipes from 40 years of suffrage cookbooks. Laura Kumin's book will delight foodies and feminists alike!"--Mary Chapman, co-editor of Treacherous Texts: An Anthology of US Suffrage Literature, 1846-1946
"Laura Kumin's new book about the suffrage movement is a fascinating story of the struggle women faced in the mid 19th-century to win the right to vote. It puts into context the way women have always had to fight for equal rights, to have our voices heard. All Stirred Up is equal parts women's history and a cookbook with terrific recipes."

--Kathy Gunst, Resident Chef for NPR's Here and Now and co-author of Rage Baking--The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury and Women's Voices
While it did not surprise me to learn that suffragists deployed culinary tactics to promote their cause, the breadth of Laura Kumin's research delighted me chapter after chapter. The book's opening timeline is especially helpful for placing their efforts into historical, global context. And thanks to Laura's deep dive into suffrage cookbooks, I'll feel connected to this voting rights' revolution whenever I make one of All Stirred Up's thoughtfully adapted recipes.--Bonnie S. Benwick, former WASHINGTON POST deputy food and recipes editor
"A fascinating examination of this pivotal movement in American history--and the irrepressible women who used food as a way to bring their message home. Well-researched, engaging and filled with delicious recipes that will entertain the mind as well as the palate."--Pamela S. Nadell, author of America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today