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John F. Mariani

John Mariani began his career as a journalist at New York magazine in 1973. Since then, he has become one of America’s premier food writers. He is a columnist for Esquire and Bloomberg News, was nominated three times for the James Beard Journalism Award, and is the author of several highly regarded books on food, including Mariani’s Coast-to-Coast Dining Guide, America Eats Out (winner of the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award for reference), and, most recently, How Italian Food Conquered the World. He is also the author of The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink and editor of Italian Cuisine: Basic Cooking Techniques, the primary Italian cooking textbook of the Culinary Institute of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

Bloomsbury USA, 2013

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...Bartender slang for snack foods served at a bar, usually free with drinks. The term dates in print to 1991...


Hanne Blank

Hanne Blank is the author of Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality (2012), Virgin: The Untouched History (2007), and the cult classic sex and body-acceptance book Big Big Love: A Sex and Relationships Guide for People of Size (and Those Who Love Them) (2011). Her work has been featured in periodicals ranging from Penthouse to Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, and in anthologies such as from Embodied Resistance: Challenging the Norms, The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Body, and Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. She is a former Scholar of the Institute for Teaching and Research on Women at Towson University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...I am not sure how I kept myself from crying until after the door was closed.It was 1999, and I was deep in the process of interviewing people as part of the research for my book Big Big Love. It was to be the first book on the market...

Famine Talk: Communication Styles and Socio-Political Awareness in 1990s North Korea

Why Food Matters : Critical Debates in Food Studies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...During the 1990s, several factors led to a famine emerging in North Korea.North Korea’s famine is evidence of this era of “new famines” described by Devereux (2007). These famines are characterized by the political failure of local...

Hygiene Aesthetics on London’s Gay Scene: The Stigma of AIDS

Dirt : New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...In this chapter I explore how stereotypical notions of gay venues as corrupting spaces, primarily derived from cinema, were recycled in media representations of London’s gay scene in the 1980s. Although not specifically about ‘dirt...

The geography of silence: Food and tragedy in globalizing America

Bryant Simon

Bryant Simon is Professor of History at Temple University, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food, Power, and Agency

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Emmett Roe did not care if people whispered about his boxy crew cut or his rumpled jacket. He did not mind if they groused about the ramshackle appearance of his dingy and nearly windowless factory. He just wanted people to stay out of his...

Ending World Hunger: The Promise of Biotechnology and the Threat of Antiscience Zealotry

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Contemporary Transitions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...During the 20th century, conventional breeding produced a vast number of varieties and hybrids that contributed immensely to higher grain yield, stability of harvests, and farm income. Despite the successes of the Green Revolution...
...Agony and Desire: Food Provisioning in Socialist and Postsocialist Europe Food provisioning and eating practices were central to the socialist projects in Eastern Europe...

Citizen Burger

Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams is the author of numerous books, including the seminal The Sexual Politics of Meat (Bloomsbury Revelations). She is the co-editor of several path-breaking anthologies, including most recently Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth (co-edited with Lori Gruen, Bloomsbury, 2014) and The Carol J. Adams Reader (2016). Her work is the subject of two recent anthologies, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women of Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Art of the Animal: 14 Women Artists Explore The Sexual Politics of Meat, in which a new generation of feminists, artists, and activists respond to Adams' groundbreaking work. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Campaigning for President in 1992, William Jefferson Clinton proved himself to be the citizen’s candidate by his penchant for hamburgers. Burgher: citizen of the city. There he would be, according to the press, stopping in for hamburgers...

Continuity and Change in British Restaurants, 1951–2001: Evidence from the Good Food Guide

Eating Out in Europe : Picnics, Gourmet Dining and Snacks since the Late Eighteenth Century

Berg, 2003

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...Introducing the Good Food Guide Britain has a reputation for indifferent cuisine, which has been reflected in an undistinguished restaurant culture throughout most of the twentieth century. Perhaps the nadir...

Milk, Adulteration, Disgust: Making Legal Meaning

Making Milk : The Past, Present, and Future of Our Primary Food

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The authors wish to thank the Manna Center for Food Safety and Security at Tel Aviv University for its generous support, as well as Tomer Shahal, Dan Largman, and Shai Oksenberg for their excellent research assistance and Zohar Kohavi...