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Barbara Haber

curator, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University

Barbara Haber is the author of *From Hardtack to Home Fries: An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals*. Praise for the book came from *Julia Child*, *Gourmet Magazine*, and other food notables as well as academic historians, and a chapter appeared in Best Food Writing 2002. Haber has also written on food topics for *Harvard Magazine*, *Yankee Magazine*, the *Los Angeles Times*, the *Dictionary of American History*, *Notable American Women* and many other popular and professional publications, including *Through the Kitchen Window: Women Explore the Intimate Meanings of Food and Cooking* and *From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies*, which she co-edited with Arlene Avakian. Barbara Haber currently serves on the awards board of the James Beard Foundation where she initiated and serves as curator for Beard on Books, a speaker series featuring notable food writers and cookbook authors.