When salad was manly AF | Curio

When salad was manly AF

11 mins | Aug 4, 2018

The differences between "women's tastes" and "men's tastes" are long entrenched in American cultural history. "As the stereotype goes, meat is manly and women love salad. Or is it that simple? A look back at the food writing directed at men in the period following the Second World War reveals a different relationship between men and salad. In this era, making and eating a salad wasn't frilly and feminine, but was actually one of the most masculine things a man could do." Manisha Claire, for JSTOR Daily, reminisces about the days when, unlike today, salad was considered a manly meal.

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