Que Vivan Los Tamales!: Food and the Making of Mexican Identity

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University of New Mexico Press, 1998 - Cooking - 234 pages
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Connections between what people eat and who they are--between cuisine and identity--reach deep into Mexican history, beginning with pre-Columbian inhabitants offering sacrifices of human flesh to maize gods in hope of securing plentiful crops. This cultural history of food in Mexico traces the influence of gender, race, and class on food preferences from Aztec times to the present and relates cuisine to the formation of national identity. Photos.

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This delightful approach to the history of Mexico examines how food has affected and mirrored the development of nationalism in the country. Pilcher (history, The Citadel) describes the early colonial ... Read full review

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i know alot about masa now thank you



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author of Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food

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