You Eat what You are: People, Culture and Food Traditions

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Firefly Books, 1999 - Cooking - 544 pages
"A documented study of ethnocultural food traditions. ... A historical, regional, and cultural overview begins each chapter with particular emphasis given to factors or events that influenced food availability, selection, preparation and those food habits that have remained as traditions." Each chapter includes sections titled Domestic life, Foods commonly used, Meals, Customs, Special occasions, Cooking methods, Regional specialties, and Glossaries of foods and food terms.

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User Review  - AnnieHidalgo - LibraryThing

A fascinating look into food and culture. While not every culture in the world is represented, many, many are. No recipes, but it does a good job of giving you a fairly detailed overview for each country/region, including the day's main meals, preferred foods, and holiday cookery. Read full review

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Originally published in Canada in 1979, this newly updated and expanded work will be a valuable addition to any reference collection. Its 55 sections cover approximately 170 different cultural groups ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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INTRODUCTION
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HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
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Thelma Barer-Stein, PhD

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