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...The desire to combine my American cultural and art history knowledge with another of my passions, cooking, came to me in the shower. In 2001, I was about ready to go on sabbatical and wanted a break from looking only at art. Because of my...
...IntroductionThe American South has a dynamic history and food culture that, in many ways, gives us a lens to read the history of foodways in the world. This unit, “Food in the American South,” is a eleven-module plan that could be used...
...At the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City, our mission is “to discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe...

Tepary Beans: Native Americans

Ken Albala

Ken Albala is Professor of History at the University of the Pacific and chair of the Food Studies MA program in San Francisco. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beans : A History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

Book chapter

...The tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius) is one of the smallest and toughest of beans with remarkable resolve and stamina. It comes in both white and brown cultivated forms, but early in the century there were no fewer than forty-six...

Turkeys

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The process of capture, taming, and eventual domestication of most animals is a difficult and lengthy process, often consisting of a trial-and-error approach. One notable exception was the domestication of the North American wild...

Tight Spaces and Salsa-stained Aprons

The Restaurants Book : Ethnographies of Where We Eat

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...When you go to a restaurant for the first time, you have to figure out the rules of the space and how things are done. You must quickly decipher clues to the mood and ambience from the decorations and lighting to the behavior...

Rewriting the Call to Charity

Beth A. Dixon

Beth A. Dixon is Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Justice and Narrative Ethics : Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The sign above the entrance to the Interfaith Food Shelf reads, “I was hungry and you gave me food.” There is no doubt that this religious evocation is inspirational for most of the volunteers who help distribute emergency food...

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...

Time and the Home Cook

Roblyn Rawlins

Roblyn Rawlins is Professor of Sociology at The College of New Rochelle, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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David Livert

David Livert is Associate Professor of Psychology at Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh Valley, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Dinner : How American Home Cooks Produce and Make Meaning Out of the Evening Meal

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The primary factor that decreases enjoyment and meaning-making in cooking dinner is time. Time scarcity causes cooks to feel rushed, makes cooking feel like a chore, and causes negative emotions. A lack of synchronicity in family schedules...

Developing Narrative Skill

Beth A. Dixon

Beth A. Dixon is Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Justice and Narrative Ethics : Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...So far I have urged the reader to focus attention on particular features of stories about food, suggesting that we can learn something new about food justice in this way. Specifically, food justice narratives are counterstories...