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Beans, Peas, and Lentils

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The Names On Sunday, November 4, 1492, three weeks after his first landing...

Consumption, Cannibalism, and Corruption in Jorge Michel Grau’s Somos lo que hay

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Jorge Michel Grau’s 2010 film Somos lo que hay (We are what we are) focuses on a modern day cannibalistic family whose patriarch dies in the opening moments of the story, leaving his economically disenfranchised family the burden...

From Teosinte to Maize: The Catastrophic Sexual Transmutation

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Origins

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...A commonly accepted aspect of Darwinian evolution by natural selection is the gradual change of species over time. This has been challenged recently by the view that basic structural change occurs during a rapid macroevolutionary phase...

Home kitchens: Techniques, technologies, and the transformation of culinary affectivity in Yucatán

Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz

Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz is Professor of Anthropology at the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cooking Technology : Transformations in Culinary Practice in Mexico and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction: Changing food, shifting affects If you ask a Yucatecan what Yucatecan food is, he or she may be inclined to list a few or many ingredients or the dishes in which they are used, giving the impression...

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...

Mexico and Highland Central America

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The diversity of the natural environment in Mexico and highland Central America has influenced the development of food and dietary patterns. From the aridity of the great Sonoran Desert in the north, through the temperate basins...
...Introduction “Coming home” for me is waking up to the smell of bacon and potatoes frying alongside the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and corn tortillas being heated on a hot cast-iron comal (griddle). I do not know if anyone in our family...

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...

Grinding and cooking: An approach to Mayan culinary technology

Cooking Technology : Transformations in Culinary Practice in Mexico and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction: approaches to Mayan food Food is one of the most essential parts of daily human life. Thinking about what to eat, how to prepare different sorts of ingredients and dishes, who can eat what kind of food and on what...

Rice and Beans, a Staple on Even the Most Respectable Mexican Tables

Rice and Beans : A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Different kinds of beans, of Mesoamerican origin, and rice, of foreign origin, have achieved the status of a common staple in Mexican cuisines, regardless of social class or wealth, and have been omnipresent in everyday and festive meals...