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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...

National Cuisine and Regional Identities in Costa Rica

The Emergence of National Food : The Dynamics of Food and Nationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Introduction Debates about global influences on the local food culture in Costa Rica are currently dominated by the fear of global cultural homogenization and the loss of food culture. This fear...

Squash

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Definition...

Native Americans

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 2 : The Americas

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

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...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

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...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...