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Local Food, Local Specialties and Local Identity

The Handbook of Food and Anthropology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... ‘Hummus Wars’ (Avieli and Grosglik 2013), highlight (among other things) the economic value of food associated with specific spatial contexts (see West, Chapter 19, this volume). Local food is widely acknowledged as an important marker...

Italian food in Israel: Representing an imagined Mediterranean

Representing Italy Through Food

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter


...Italian food is extremely popular in Israel, second only to the so-called Mizrahi (“oriental”) cuisine. Pasta and pizza are ubiquitous in Israeli homes, while pizzerias, gelatos, espresso bars, and Italian restaurants dot the urban scape...