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Author Crowther, Gillian, author.

Title Eating culture : an anthropological guide to food / Gillian Crowther.

Publication Info. North York, Ontario, Canada : University of Toronto Press, [2013]


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Description xxx, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-311) and index.
Contents Introduction: Setting the anthropological table : An anthropological appetite for food ; Social anthropological methods and principles ; Ethnographic fieldwork, local and global ; A theoretical trifle ; Cuisines -- Pt. 1. Edibility : 1. Omnivorousness: defining food : Omnivorousness ; The omnivore's dilemma ; Food classifications and rules ; Humoral classifications ; Nutritional classifications ; State-based nutritional food rules -- Pt. 2. Ingredients : 2. Settled ingredients: domestic food production : Food-getting strategies and cuisines ; Hunter-gatherine or foraging ; Domestication of plants and animals ; Pastoralism ; Horticulture ; Agriculture ; Exchanging ingredients and flavours -- 3. Mobile ingredients: global food production : Further agricultural intensification ; Exporting industrial agriculture ; Commercializing food: industrial and national cuisines -- Pt. 3. Cooking : 4. Cooks and kitchens: The origins of fire use and cooking ; Cooking techniques ; Cooking and food-getting strategies ; Thinking through cooking: the culinary triangle ; Cooking and gender ; Men's conspicuous cooking: public cuisine ; Domestic kitchens: home-cooked cuisines -- 5. Recipes and dishes : Recipes: creating dishes ; Experiential cooking: domestic recipes ; Textual cooking: commercial recipes ; Cookbooks: codifying national cuisines ; British cuisine: cookbooks and dishes ; Cookbooks: travelling recipes and dishes -- Pt. 4. Eating : 6. Eating-in: commensality and gastro-politics : Patterns of eating ; When: mealtimes ; What: dishes and proper meals ; How: commensality ; Where: private and public ; Who: kin to strangers ; Gastro-politics ; Special meals: feasting -- 7. Eating-out and gastronomy : Eating away from home: a risky business? ; Street food: eating standing up ; Public eating: sitting down ; Characteristics of restaurants ; Gastronomy: cultivating culinary taste ; Types of restaurants: culinary foodscapes ; Indian cuisine in Britain ; Chinese cuisine in North America ; Restaurants as "ethnosites": cross-cultural encounters -- Pt. 5. Digesting : 8. Gastro-anomie: global indigestion : Globalized industrial food: gastro-anomie ; Indigenous gastro-anomie ; Digesting the discourse ; Angry farmers: food sovereignty ; Food crises: food security ; Food insecurity: health, gastro-anomie, and cuisines -- 9. Local digestion: making the global at home : Localizing global foods: from sushi to hamburgers ; Globalized commodities ; Locavorism: eating locally ; Farmers' markets: local foods and faces ; Ethical consumers: local and global implications -- Epilogue: Leftovers to takeaway : takeaway cuisine ; Takeaway leftovers.
Summary "Humans have an appetite for food, and anthropology--as the study of human beings, their culture, and society--has an interest in the role of food. From ingredients and recipes to meals and menus across time and space, Eating Culture is a highly engaging overview that illustrates the important role that anthropology and anthropologists have played in understanding food. Organized around the sometimes elusive concept of cuisine and the public discourse--on gastronomy, nutrition, sustainability, and culinary skills--that surrounds it, this practical guide to anthropological method and theory brings order and insight to our changing relationship with food."--Publisher information.
Subject Food -- Social aspects.
Nutritional anthropology.
Food habits.
Food preferences.
Food habits. (OCoLC)fst00930807
Food preferences. (OCoLC)fst00930981
Food -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00930613
Nutritional anthropology. (OCoLC)fst01042322
Other Form: Crowther, Gillian, author. Eating culture. (CaOONL)20139032894
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