The honeymoon's over and it's time to get cooking. If only Margie Blake, hapless newlywed, knew how. Lucky for Margie, help is at hand--in the form of what may be the most condescending voiceover ever recorded.
Produced by the University of Kansas in 1949, this instructional film sets out to demystify cooking terms. Barring one or two needlessly elaborate definitions for verbs like "stir," the video mostly succeeds--but not before the heroine, who is so clueless that she thinks "creaming" butter involves a jug of cream, is thoroughly infantilized.
Will Margie learn to prepare Tim's favorite dishes, just like his mother used to make? Or will she drive her husband back into his mother's loving, more competent arms? Find out in the riveting domestic drama, "Cooking Terms and What They Mean."
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