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A Global History of Food

Rebecca Earle

Rebecca Earle is Professor in History at the University of Warwick, UK. She is the author of three books, including The Body of the Conquistador: Food, Race and the Colonial Experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700 (2012), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin America History 2013 Bolton-Johnson Prize, and The Return of the Native: Indians and Mythmaking in Spanish America, 1810-1930 (2008), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin American History's 2008 Bolton-Johnson Prize Honorable Mention. She has written about the history of food for The Conversation, BBC History Magazine, The Independent, and The Sunday Telegraph, among other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... before the lesson Please read at least two of the following: Earle, Rebecca. 2012. “The Columbian Exchange.” In Oxford Handbook of Food History, edited by Jeffrey Pilcher. Oxford. Gentilcore, David. 2015. “New World Food: The Columbian Exchange...

Introduction: Lying around like a latke

Rebecca Earle

Rebecca Earle is Professor in History at the University of Warwick, UK. She is the author of three books, including The Body of the Conquistador: Food, Race and the Colonial Experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700 (2012), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin America History 2013 Bolton-Johnson Prize, and The Return of the Native: Indians and Mythmaking in Spanish America, 1810-1930 (2008), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin American History's 2008 Bolton-Johnson Prize Honorable Mention. She has written about the history of food for The Conversation, BBC History Magazine, The Independent, and The Sunday Telegraph, among other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Potato

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Sometime in 2015 the Irish artist Kevin Abosch sold a photograph of a potato for € 1,000,000. Leaving to one side the question of how a black-and-white image of an organic potato could be worth that much money, what possessed Abosch, known...

Pleasure and responsibility

Rebecca Earle

Rebecca Earle is Professor in History at the University of Warwick, UK. She is the author of three books, including The Body of the Conquistador: Food, Race and the Colonial Experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700 (2012), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin America History 2013 Bolton-Johnson Prize, and The Return of the Native: Indians and Mythmaking in Spanish America, 1810-1930 (2008), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin American History's 2008 Bolton-Johnson Prize Honorable Mention. She has written about the history of food for The Conversation, BBC History Magazine, The Independent, and The Sunday Telegraph, among other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Potato

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Potatoes and the pursuit of happiness ‘Happiness is regular sex and potatoes’, reads a postcard on my desk. There is something very comforting about a potato. ‘A well-boiled potato’, the Times insisted in 1854, was the key to domestic...

Potato philosophy

Rebecca Earle

Rebecca Earle is Professor in History at the University of Warwick, UK. She is the author of three books, including The Body of the Conquistador: Food, Race and the Colonial Experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700 (2012), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin America History 2013 Bolton-Johnson Prize, and The Return of the Native: Indians and Mythmaking in Spanish America, 1810-1930 (2008), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin American History's 2008 Bolton-Johnson Prize Honorable Mention. She has written about the history of food for The Conversation, BBC History Magazine, The Independent, and The Sunday Telegraph, among other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Potato

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

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... of assimilation on a scrap of paper. The noodles turn out to be flat gnocchi, served with buttered breadcrumbs. They’re somewhat chewy, firm between the teeth. Another box holds a neatly written card with a recipe for ‘Anne Earle’s potato rolls’....

The state of the potato

Rebecca Earle

Rebecca Earle is Professor in History at the University of Warwick, UK. She is the author of three books, including The Body of the Conquistador: Food, Race and the Colonial Experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700 (2012), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin America History 2013 Bolton-Johnson Prize, and The Return of the Native: Indians and Mythmaking in Spanish America, 1810-1930 (2008), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin American History's 2008 Bolton-Johnson Prize Honorable Mention. She has written about the history of food for The Conversation, BBC History Magazine, The Independent, and The Sunday Telegraph, among other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Potato

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... with surprise, the ordinary potato had become the darling of the Enlightenment.Rebecca Earle, ‘Promoting Potatoes in Eighteenth-Century Europe’, Eighteenth-Century Studies 51:2 (2018): 147–62. These potato fanciers never suggested, however,...

Potato mother

Rebecca Earle

Rebecca Earle is Professor in History at the University of Warwick, UK. She is the author of three books, including The Body of the Conquistador: Food, Race and the Colonial Experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700 (2012), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin America History 2013 Bolton-Johnson Prize, and The Return of the Native: Indians and Mythmaking in Spanish America, 1810-1930 (2008), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin American History's 2008 Bolton-Johnson Prize Honorable Mention. She has written about the history of food for The Conversation, BBC History Magazine, The Independent, and The Sunday Telegraph, among other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Potato

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Omphalos ‘Those times when we grew gold, pure gold ...’Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, ‘Potatoes and Knowledge’, in An Anthropological Critique of Development: The Growth of Ignorance, ed. Mark Hobart (London: Routledge, 1993), 221. All 4,500...

Global citizens

Rebecca Earle

Rebecca Earle is Professor in History at the University of Warwick, UK. She is the author of three books, including The Body of the Conquistador: Food, Race and the Colonial Experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700 (2012), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin America History 2013 Bolton-Johnson Prize, and The Return of the Native: Indians and Mythmaking in Spanish America, 1810-1930 (2008), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin American History's 2008 Bolton-Johnson Prize Honorable Mention. She has written about the history of food for The Conversation, BBC History Magazine, The Independent, and The Sunday Telegraph, among other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Potato

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Immigrant roots In 2016, shortly after 51.9 per cent of Britons voted to leave the European Union, posters started to appear in British cities announcing that ‘Potatoes Are Immigrants’. A cheerful heap of chips, together with one of those...