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Beriberi

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The complex of clinical disturbances long known as beriberi has been recognized since early in the twentieth century as arising because of a deficiency of thiamine. Like others in the group of B vitamins, thiamine has essential...

Yüan Mei

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Global Contact and Early Industrialization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Yüan Mei (1715–1797) is beyond all question the most popular writer of modern times. At the early age of nine he was inspired with a deep love for poetry, and soon became an adept at the art. Graduating in 1739, he was shortly afterwards...

Eating Vegetarian in Vietnam

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

...I thought of calling this text about my encounters and experiences with vegetarianism in Vietnam, “How I became ‘gay’ in Saigon.” Then I thought it would not work, not simply because I am not gay, but because I could just as well have...

Keshan Disease

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Discovery and Characteristics of the Disease Keshan disease (KD) is a unique endemic cardiomyopathy in China with high incidence and mortality. Its etiology and pathogenesis...

Mung and the Vignas: India

Ken Albala

Ken Albala is Professor of History at the University of the Pacific and chair of the Food Studies MA program in San Francisco. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beans : A History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

Book chapter

...India provides one of the few historical exceptions to the rule that beans are associated with poverty. As we have seen, there are some minor beans that are only eaten during famines or that are considered inferior, but in general...

Dirt and Development: Alternative Modernities in Thailand

Dirt : New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...In the centre of Bangkok is an imposing shopping mall surrounded by gardens and rising up as a black, marble-clad dedication to consumerism and a progressive Thailand. Next to the mall sprawls a large slum community, the occupants of which...

Introduction: Culinary Nationalism in Asia

Michelle T. King

Michelle T. King is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She is the author of Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Culinary Nationalism in Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Introduction Cuisine and nation intersect all over the world, but nowhere, arguably, with as much depth and intensity as in Asia. The central aim of this book is to explore the manifold nature of this connection between cuisine and nation,...

Ducks

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, is the most ubiquitous taxon in the subfamily Anatinae of the family Anatidae. It is the ancestor of most domestic ducks, the males of which still sport the ancestral curling feathers of the upper tail...

Defining “Modern Malaysian” Cuisine: Fusion or Ingredients?

Culinary Nationalism in Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Introduction If one were to look for the category “ modern Malaysian” among numerous Malaysian food blogs and cookbooks, one will be hard-pressed to find it. The label is relatively new, rare, and has not been widely used...

Amaranth

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...A robust annual herb with seeds as small as mustard seeds, amaranth belongs to the genus Amaranthus of the family Amaranthaceae, with 50 to 60 species scattered throughout the world in wild and domesticated forms. Most are weeds...