Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: Lessons In Chemistry (April 2023)

By Bonnie Garmus

April 18, 2023

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman.  In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing.

But it’s the early 1960’s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality.  Forced to resign, she reluctantly signs on as the host of a cooking show, Supper at Six.  But her revolutionary approach to cooking, fuelled by scientific and rational commentary, grabs the attention of a nation.  And soon a legion of overlooked housewives find themselves daring to change the status quo.  One molecule at a time.

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