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From bitter root to flat bread: Technology, food, and culinary transformations of cassava in the Venezuelan Amazon

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction: The centrality of cassava in the Amazonian diet Despite its cultivation and consumption, cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) has commonly been regarded as a marginal staple within the fashionable...


Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 2 : The Americas

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview The continent of South America hosts four major landscape types, from the Andean heights to the Amazonian basin, from vast central grasslands to coastal regions bordering three different...