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  • Gastronomyby Vijay Ganji; Claire Seaman; Bernie Quinn

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 199.00

    It is perhaps timely that this special edition of Gastronomy appears now. In recent years many issues have come further to public conscience in relation to our consumption of food and drink across the world. Our use and abuse of our resources have hit headlines around the world and at last there is perhaps the stirrings of unitary effort to try and... more...

  • Foodiesby Josee Johnston; Shyon Baumann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ?hole in the wall? ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The second story describes how food operates as a source... more...

  • Funeral Festivals in Americaby Jacqueline S. Thursby

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    When Evelyn Waugh wrote The Loved One (1948) as a satire of the elaborate preparations and memorialization of the dead taking place in his time, he had no way of knowing how extraordinarily creative and technical human funerary practices would become. Jacqueline S. Thursby explores how modern American funerals and their accompanying rituals seem meant... more...

  • Food in the Air and Spaceby Richard Foss

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 24.99

    This book explores the history of food in flight from hydrogen balloons to the space station: what was served, how and why; the problems with heating, cooling, and serving technology; logistics; overcoming cultural barriers; and the effect of altitude on our senses of taste and smell. more...

  • Taste or Tabooby Michael Beer

    Marion Boyars 2010; US$ 18.99

    This book looks at the way in which food was employed in Greek and Roman literature to impart identity, whether social, individual, religious or ethnic. In many instances these markers are laid down in the way that foods were restricted, in other words by looking at the negatives instead of the positives of what was consumed. Michael Beer looks at... more...

  • Asian American Food Cultureby

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 49.95

    Since the late 18th century, Asian immigrants to the United States have brought their influences to bear on American culture, yielding a rich, varied, and nuanced culinary landscape. The past 50 years have seen these contributions significantly amplified, with the rise of globalization considerably blurring the boundaries between East and West, giving... more...

  • To Live and Dine in Dixieby Angela Jill Cooley

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    This book explores the changing food culture of the urban American South during the Jim Crow era by examining how race, ethnicity, class, and gender contributed to the development and maintenance of racial segregation in public eating places. Focusing primarily on the 1900s to the 1960s, Angela Jill Cooley identifies the cultural differences between... more...

  • A Companion to Food in the Ancient Worldby John Wilkins; Robin Nadeau

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.50 US$ 42.90

    A Companion to Food in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of the cultural aspects relating to the production, preparation, and consumption of food and drink in antiquity. • Provides an up-to-date overview of the study of food in the ancient world • Addresses all aspects of food production, distribution, preparation,... more...

  • The Book of the Order of Chivalry / Llibre de l'Ordre de Cavalleria / Libro de la Orden de Caballeríaby Ramon Llull; Antonio Cortijo Ocaña

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    The Book of the Order of Chivalry was written in Catalan by Ramon Llull between 1274 and 1276 and is one of the author?s earliest works. After his death, it achieved a wide dissemination throughout Europe in part because it was considered the theoretical manual on knighthood par excellence . The book was written in Catalan for knights who might... more...

  • Drinkingby Igor de Garine

    Berghahn Books 2001; US$ 34.95

    Over the last decades quite a few studies have been devoted to drinking. Most of these were concerned with alcohol and written by social anthropologists. This book presents multidisciplinary aspects of the ingestion of liquids at large, addressing many of the overt and covert meanings of drinking: from satisfying biological needs to communicating... more...