Three World Cuisines

Author: Ken Albala
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759121273
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This “living” text provides readers with a solid understanding of the three cuisines that have had the greatest impact on the globe historically. Deep knowledge of Italian, Mexican, and Chinese cuisines illuminates many of the great historical themes of the past 10,000 years as well as why we eat the way we do today.

Food In The Gilded Age

Author: Robert Dirks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144224514X
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The Gilded Age is renowned for a variety of reasons, including its culture of conspicuous consumption among the newly rich. In the domain of food, conspicuous consumption manifested itself in appetites for expensive dishes and lavish dinner parties. These received ample publicity at the time, resulting later on in well-developed historical depictions of upper-class eating habits. This book delves into the eating habits of people of lesser means. Concerning the African American community, the working class, the impoverished, immigrants, and others our historical representations have been relatively superficial. The author changes that by turning to the late nineteenth century’s infant science of nutrition for a look at eating and drinking through the lens of the earliest food consumption studies conducted in the United States. These were undertaken by scientists, mostly chemists, who left their laboratories to observe food consumption in kitchens, dining rooms, and various institutional settings. Their insistence on careful measurement resulted in a substantial body of detailed reports on the eating habits of ordinary people. This work sheds new light on what most Americans were cooking and eating during the Gilded Age.

Nazi Hunger Politics

Author: Gesine Gerhard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442227257
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Telling the story of the Nazis’ plan to kill millions of people in the German-occupied eastern territories, this book examines food politics during the Third Reich. Gesine Gerhard explores the economics of food production and consumption in Nazi Germany, as well as its use as a justification for war and as a tool for genocide.

The Routledge History Of Food

Author: Carol Helstosky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317621131
Size: 55.51 MB
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The history of food is one of the fastest growing areas of historical investigation, incorporating methods and theories from cultural, social, and women’s history while forging a unique perspective on the past. The Routledge History of Food takes a global approach to this topic, focusing on the period from 1500 to the present day. Arranged chronologically, this title contains 17 originally commissioned chapters by experts in food history or related topics. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme, idea or issue in the history of food. The case studies discussed in these essays illuminate the more general trends of the period, providing the reader with insight into the large-scale and dramatic changes in food history through an understanding of how these developments sprang from a specific geographic and historical context. Examining the history of economic, technological, and cultural interactions between cultures and charting the corresponding developments in food history, The Routledge History of Food challenges readers' assumptions about what and how people have eaten, bringing fresh perspectives to well-known historical developments. It is the perfect guide for all students of social and cultural history.

Food And Social Media

Author: Signe Rousseau
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759120420
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Social media has been a factor in the explosion of interest in food and democratization of food criticism, and this book explains and critique the phenomena and key issues in a lively and anecdotal manner that will appeal to scholars and the interested general public alike.

A Year In Food And Beer

Author: Emily Baime
Publisher: AltaMira Press
ISBN: 0759122652
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With the explosion in craft beers and interest in seasonal cuisine, A Year in Food and Beer perfectly fills a niche. Boasting 40 enticing recipes and more than 100 beer-pairing suggestions, it instructs readers how to identify flavors in specific beers and how to complement those with gourmet foods and cooking techniques by season.

Celebraciones Mexicanas

Author: Andrea Lawson Gray
Publisher: AltaMira Press
ISBN: 0759122830
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Celebraciones Mexicanas: History, Traditions, and Recipes is the first book to bring the richness and authenticity of the foods of Mexico’s main holidays and celebrations to the American home cook. This cultural cookbook offers insight into the traditional Mexican holidays that punctuate Mexican life and provides more than 200 original recipes to add to our Mexican food repertoire. The authors first discuss Mexican eating customs and then cover 25 holidays and festivals throughout the year, from the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Carnaval, Cinco de Mayo, to the Day of the Revolution, with family celebrations for rites of passage, too. Each holiday/festival includes historical background and cultural and food information. The lavishly illustrated book is appropriate for those seeking basic knowledge of Mexican cooking and customs as well as aficionados of Mexican cuisine.

Appetites And Aspirations In Vietnam

Author: Erica J. Peters
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759120757
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Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam explores how people in Vietnam used food and drink to strengthen their social position during the "long" nineteenth century, from the 1790s to the 1920s.

Food Health And Culture In Latino Los Angeles

Author: Sarah Portnoy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781442251298
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Food, Health, and Culture in Latino Los Angeles explores the history of Latino cuisine in Los Angeles and the contemporary Latino food scene, one that sharply contrasts with urban Latino neighborhoods where access to affordable, healthy food is a struggle. The study offers solutions such as expanding urban agriculture and legalizing street vendors.

Eating Together

Author: Jean Duruz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781442227408
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This book analyzes cultures of eating together in Malaysia and Singapore. It explores everyday spaces, such as street stalls, hawker centers, and coffee shops. Reflecting on these as sites for people's “different” culinary exchanges, the book captures resonances of national, ethnic, cosmopolitan and multicultural identity.