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Muscovy Ducks

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Of the two species of domesticated anatines, the Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) is larger, less vocal, and characterized by a fleshy protuberance on the head of the male. It is a duck of tropical American origin, whose wild ancestors...

The Caribbean from 1492 to the Present

Jeffrey M. Pilcher

Jeffrey M. Pilcher is Professor of History at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of books on food in Mexican and world history, including the prize-winning Que vivan los tamales! Food and the Making of Mexican History, The Sausage Rebellion: Public Health, Private Enterprise and Meat in Mexico City and Food in World History. He is also editor of the Oxford Handbook of the History of Food. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Following 1492, the Caribbean basin became a cultural meeting ground that remains unsurpassed for the variety of influences: European, Asian, African, and American. At times, the clash of cultures led to tragedy, such as the destruction...

Introduction: Understanding Caribbean Identity through Food

Hanna Garth

Hanna Garth MPH, MA is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Identity in the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...This volume is an extended conversation about the ways in which people in the Caribbean maintain and adjust their ways of eating as local food systems change. Through the focus on food, these works help to illuminate how issues...

The Taste of Colonialism

Richard Wilk

Richard Wilk is Provost’s Professor of Anthropology and Director of Food Studies at Indiana University. His recent books include Home Cooking in the Global Village (2006) and Fast Food/Slow Food (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Home Cooking in the Global Village : Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to Ecotourists

Berg, 2006

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...Nineteenth-century Belize saw both fundamental change from and remarkable continuities with earlier times. Everything changed, yet nothing changed at all. In 1800 Belize was an isolated territorial possession, with a tiny population...

Conclusions

Rice and Beans : A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Only a seemingly insatiable interest in the subject of food on the part of so many people could have given rise to a book like this one. It is not the same interest as that of the hungry. For a large fraction of global humanity, hunger...

Squash

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Definition...
...Anthropology, Identity, and Global Food Production Technologies The distribution of genetically modified and hybrid seed by multinational corporations into societies that are dependent on local seed sources for food production raises...

Jamaica Coat of Arms

Rice and Beans : A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Jamaica had a coat of arms three hundred years before it acquired its own flag and the associated trappings of a modern nation-state. Granted in 1661, soon after the island became an English colony, Jamaica’s coat of arms had at its center...
...Nothing in Trinidad is too sacred not to be commoditized. Even Carnival is there to sell people stuff. —Trinidadian student in a first-year human geography class, February 2011 Nothing in Trinidad is too sacred not to be commoditized....

Resistance and Household Food Consumption in Santiago de Cuba

Hanna Garth

Hanna Garth MPH, MA is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Activism : Agency, Democracy and Economy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction On a hot summer afternoon in Santiago de Cuba, Yaicel, the granddaughter of a local farmer, reflected on Cuba’s domestic agriculture system: What they do here, the majority of the farmers, the State gives them...