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How to Taste Like a Cow

Making Taste Public : Ethnographies of Food and the Senses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... have to get fed up right away,” Steve said as he stuffed the sample back into the bale. We moved on to the next trailer. Hay sale: A farmer smells the hay at the weekly hay sale. Photo by Katy Overstreet. Steve had purchased hay...

How to Taste Like a Cow: Cultivating Shared Sense in Wisconsin Dairy Worlds

Why Food Matters : Critical Debates in Food Studies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Introduction After the hay sale, Margie, her son Steve, and I sat down to drink tall frosty glasses of rootbeer. The weekly auction-style sale takes place in the parking lot of a gas station in rural southern Wisconsin. Half the gas...