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Whatever happened to home ec?

August 26, 2010 | 12:08 pm


Settle down, class!

As we bid farewell to summer and embrace the start of the school year, Thursday's L.A. Times Food section takes you behind the scenes of a culinary boot camp for lunch ladies (and lunch men), introduces you to the chefs of the future -- upstarts who are working in some of the hottest celebrity kitchens in L.A. -- and asks the question: Whatever happened to home ec?

Photo: Students in a home ec lab at the University of Wisconsin in 1948. Credit: University of Wisconsin