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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

Book chapter

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

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

Dirt : New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...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...

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...

Remembered Gifts, Forgotten Commodities?

David E. Sutton

David E. Sutton Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Contemporary Transitions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In the last chapter I employed some current theories of ritual practice to bring together approaches to food and memory. In this chapter I begin with another classic anthropological topic: exchange. While exchanges of food have been...

Diabetes

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a heterogeneous group of endocrine disorders characterized by hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels) during fasting or following a meal. Other characteristic symptoms of diabetes include excessive urination, urine...

A Network of its Own

Kathleen Collins

Kathleen Collins is an experienced author and researcher who has studied and written about television, media history, popular culture and food. Her work has appeared in the magazines Working Woman and Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture and in the anthology Secrets & Confidences: The Complicated Truth About Women’s Friendships (Seal Press: 2004). She has also written encyclopedia entries on a variety of media history topics. She has a Master’s degree in journalism with a specialization in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University and a Master’s degree in library science from Long Island University. For the past ten years, she has worked as an editorial researcher for a variety of publications including Glamour and Ladies’ Home Journal. She is now a librarian and lives in Manhattan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Watching What We Eat : The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows

Continuum, 2009

Book chapter

...This is the television business, not the food business. An Idea Takes Flight If this consideration of TV cooking shows were the equivalent of looking at a friend’s family photo album, then moving into the 1990s would see...