We Eat What A Cultural Encyclopedia of Unusual Foods in the United States

Author: Jonathan Deutsch
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841128
Format: PDF
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This entertaining and informative encyclopedia examines American regional foods, using cuisine as an engaging lens through which readers can deepen their study of American geography in addition to their understanding of America's collective cultures. • Includes dozens of recipes that students and readers can test for themselves • Highlights and thus preserves the cultural integrity of endangered regional foods • Supports learning through engagingly written entries accessible to readers of all ages • Allows readers to think critically about foods and their origins • Highlights "fun facts" about the entries, including terminology and laws, in sidebars

They Eat That A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World

Author: Jonathan Deutsch
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313380597
Format: PDF, ePub
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This thoroughly engaging encyclopedia considers the rich diversity of unfamiliar foods eaten around the world. • Approximately 100 entries • A representative recipe for each entry • Photographs and drawings • Suggested readings for each entry • Alphabetical and geographical lists of entries • A selected bibliography

They Do What A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the World

Author: Javier A. Galván
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693426
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This single-volume work covers many traditions, customs, and activities Westerners may find unusual or shocking, covering everything from the Ashanti people's funeral celebrations to wife-carrying competitions in Finland. • Provides a unique global perspective via content from 48 authors currently working, living, or traveling in most continents of the world • Supplies interdisciplinary points of view by incorporating aspects of religion, food, festivals, history, social practices, funeral traditions, and grand community celebrations • Serves to highlight distinct cultural differences while also enabling readers to discover how much people have in common and to consider how certain American traditions might seem "strange" to people from outside the United States

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues

Author: Ken Albala
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452243018
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues explores the topic of food across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas including business, consumerism, marketing, and environmentalism. In contrast to the existing reference works on the topic of food that tend to fall into the categories of cultural perspectives, this carefully balanced academic encyclopedia focuses on social and policy aspects of food production, safety, regulation, labeling, marketing, distribution, and consumption. A sampling of general topic areas covered includes Agriculture, Labor, Food Processing, Marketing and Advertising, Trade and Distribution, Retail and Shopping, Consumption, Food Ideologies, Food in Popular Media, Food Safety, Environment, Health, Government Policy, and Hunger and Poverty. This encyclopedia introduces students to the fascinating, and at times contentious, and ever-so-vital field involving food issues. Key Features: Contains approximately 500 signed entries concluding with cross-references and suggestions for further readings Organized A-to-Z with a thematic “Reader’s Guide” in the front matter grouping related entries by general topic area Provides a Resource Guide and a detailed and comprehensive Index along with robust search-and-browse functionality in the electronic edition This three-volume reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers who seek to better understand the topic of food and the issues surrounding it.

Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism

Author: Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313375569
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Intended for students, general readers, vegetarians, and vegans, as well as those interested in animal welfare and liberation, this A–Z encyclopedia explores the historical and cultural significance of vegetarianism in the United States and beyond. * A–Z entries on cultural and historical aspects of vegetarianism in the United States and beyond * Brief sidebars with excerpts from primary documents, quotations, and more * A chronology of vegetarianism in the United States, including relevant international developments * Photographs of famous vegetarians * A selected bibliography of relevant books, scholarly articles, and websites

Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313335273
Format: PDF, ePub
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Essays cover the history of junk foods and convenience foods, along with information on health, diet, and current controversies surrounding the consumption of this type of food.

Street Food around the World An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

Author: Bruce Kraig
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849557
Format: PDF
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In this encyclopedia, two experienced world travelers and numerous contributors provide a fascinating worldwide survey of street foods and recipes to document the importance of casual cuisine to every culture, covering everything from dumplings to hot dogs and kebabs to tacos. • Presents an international survey of street foods in representative countries and regions that includes interesting facts and recipe to illustrate many of them • Supplies the historical and environmental background of the country's street food • Includes sidebars with fun facts and statistics about street foods • Provides highly useful information for students studying geography and for travelers

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author: John T. Edge
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616521
Format: PDF, Docs
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When the original Encyclopedia of Southern Culture was published in 1989, the topic of foodways was relatively new as a field of scholarly inquiry. Food has always been central to southern culture, but the past twenty years have brought an explosion in interest in foodways, particularly in the South. This volume marks the first encyclopedia of the food culture of the American South, surveying the vast diversity of foodways within the region and the collective qualities that make them distinctively southern. Articles in this volume explore the richness of southern foodways, examining not only what southerners eat but also why they eat it. The volume contains 149 articles, almost all of them new to this edition of the Encyclopedia. Longer essays address the historical development of southern cuisine and ethnic contributions to the region's foodways. Topical essays explore iconic southern foods such as MoonPies and fried catfish, prominent restaurants and personalities, and the food cultures of subregions and individual cities. The volume is destined to earn a spot on kitchen shelves as well as in libraries.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture Obesity to Zoroastrianism Index

Author: Solomon H. Katz
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN: 9780684805672
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This stunning source explores the nutritional and cultural impact of food, with articles written by anthropologists, chefs, food historians, nutritionists, agronomists, food stylists, and other food researches. The well-written and informative entries cover the history of regional cuisines, major festivals and feasts, and general subjects that examine the cultural, sociological, and psychological perspectives of food. Encyclopedia of Food and Culture will be a classic for years to come."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author: Harvey H. Jackson III
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616769
Format: PDF, Docs
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What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.