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The Tomato Queen of San Joaquin
Gastronomica
  • Ken Albala, University of the Pacific
Document Type
Article
Department
History
DOI
10.1525/gfc.2010.10.2.55
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Disciplines
Abstract
The life of Tillie Lewis exemplifies key moments in American food history from the rise of the canning industry to wartime rations to the craze for diet food. Her biography was consciously manipulated and fashioned through the years to make it a quintessential rags-to-riches story. Nonetheless, her accomplishments stand out, marking her as a brilliantly successful woman in an industry dominated by men.
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Citation Information
Ken Albala. "The Tomato Queen of San Joaquin" Gastronomica Vol. 10 Iss. 2 (2010) p. 55 - 63 ISSN: 1529-3262
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ken-albala/235/