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...Introduction Food is explored in this paper as a metaphor in the definition of cultural identities among prehistoric fisher-gather-hunters of northeastern Europe. It has often been assumed within the adaptive ecological paradigm...

Russia

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Dietary patterns in Russia display marked continuities over most of the past millennium or so. Staple foodstuffs have remained remarkably constant, and despite the introduction of new foods and beverages in later centuries and the gradual...

Russia

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 4 : Europe

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview Once considered a gastronomic wasteland, Russia’s remarkable and delectable cuisine again is finding its way onto the world stage through commerce, travel, and media coverage. Moscow is becoming...

Revenue and Revelry on Tap

Alcohol : A Social and Cultural History

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...Vodka is fascinating because it shows more clearly than any other foodstuffs the links between social history and political history—the extent to which the life of the Russian state and the life of the Russian village were intertwined....

Saami

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 4 : Europe

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview The Saami are an indigenous people of northern Scandinavia. The names Sami, Sàmi, Saame, and Lapp have all been used to describe the Saami, although the last of these is considered derogative....