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Muscovy Ducks

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...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...

Native Americans

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 2 : The Americas

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview The term Native American encompasses an extremely broad spectrum of peoples spread across the various regions of the United States; it is therefore impossible to speak of Native Americans...

Extract from Diet, Health and Status among the Pasión Maya: A Reappraisal of the Collapse

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Classical and Postclassical Eras

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The results of paleodietary and paleopathological investigations in the Pasión provide little support for models that emphasize environmental pressures in the collapse of Classic Maya society. Bone chemical data indicate that Pasión diets...

Aruba and Bonaire

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 2 : The Americas

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview Procuring salt, conducting the slave trade, and establishing ports of trade—rather than developing sugar plantations—were the goals of the Dutch explorers who made the six islands...

Beans, Peas, and Rice in the Eastern Caribbean

Rice and Beans : A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Introduction The partnership of grass and pulse in human diets is ancient. In the Old World, wild forms of grasses and pulses were important foods even before they were domesticated. The domestication of wheat, barley, and lentils...

Information and Democracy in the Global Coffee Trade

Food Activism : Agency, Democracy and Economy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...For over twenty years, the global coffee trade has been a focal point for food activism. From fair trade to organics to sustainability programs like shade-grown and bird-friendly certification, the coffee sector has been the locus of novel...

Defending National Foodways

Rice and Beans : A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Gallo pinto, the quotidian Costa Rican breakfast dish of rice and beans, appears mundane, both to those who eat it daily and to those who regard it as one among many unmarked elements that constitute the landscape of Costa Rica. The Spanish...

Grenada

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 2 : The Americas

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview Grenada is located in the eastern Caribbean at the southernmost tip of the Windward Islands between Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the north and Trinidad and Tobago to the south. The nation...

All in One Pot

Rice and Beans : A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Introduction Shared ideologies of food preference are fundamental for national and subnational identities. Food preference is a socially constructed concept in which both consumers and producers define what is “good to eat” (Smith...

The Caribbean, Including Northern South America and Lowland Central America: Early History

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...In writing the history of culinary practices, there is a tendency to emphasize the ethnic character of diets (González 1988). Yet nowhere are historical entanglements more apparent than in the international character of modern cuisine, even...