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Eating Vegetarian in Vietnam

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

...I thought of calling this text about my encounters and experiences with vegetarianism in Vietnam, “How I became ‘gay’ in Saigon.” Then I thought it would not work, not simply because I am not gay, but because I could just as well have...

Local Food, Local Specialties and Local Identity

The Handbook of Food and Anthropology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Both the antiquity of movement of humans and foods, and the abiding importance of place –locality – deserve to be kept firmly in mind.(Sidney Mintz, ‘Food and Diaspora’, 2008: 514)Food only becomes local when outsiders arrive.Food is often...

The Origins and Dispersal of Rice Cultivation

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Origins

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Domesticated rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the five major crops in the world and a staple food for more than 30% of the world population. Yet the question of where, when, why and how the domestication of rice originated has been, and still...


Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 3 : Asia and Oceania

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview The Socialist Republic of Vietnam curves along the western edge of the Indo-Chinese peninsula of mainland Southeast Asia. After nearly 20 centuries of war, colonization, and foreign occupation...
...“Nina giỏi,” announced Chi Chinh as she breezed into my room one afternoon and handed me a cold glass of freshly squeezed fruit juice. What had I done to make her believe I was so clever, so skillful, so good? This kind of praise...