Cuisine and Empire

Cooking in World History

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Author: Rachel Laudan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520286316

Category: Cooking

Page: 488

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Rachel Laudan tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the world’s great cuisines—from the mastery of grain cooking some twenty thousand years ago, to the present—in this superbly researched book. Probing beneath the apparent confusion of dozens of cuisines to reveal the underlying simplicity of the culinary family tree, she shows how periodic seismic shifts in “culinary philosophy”—beliefs about health, the economy, politics, society and the gods—prompted the construction of new cuisines, a handful of which, chosen as the cuisines of empires, came to dominate the globe. Cuisine and Empire shows how merchants, missionaries, and the military took cuisines over mountains, oceans, deserts, and across political frontiers. Laudan’s innovative narrative treats cuisine, like language, clothing, or architecture, as something constructed by humans. By emphasizing how cooking turns farm products into food and by taking the globe rather than the nation as the stage, she challenges the agrarian, romantic, and nationalistic myths that underlie the contemporary food movement.

Mercados

Recipes from the Markets of Mexico

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Author: David Sterling

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477318097

Category: Cooking

Page: 568

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Part travelogue, part cookbook, Mercados takes us on a tour of Mexico’s most colorful destinations—its markets—led by an award-winning, preeminent guide whose passion for Mexican food attracted followers from around the globe. Just as David Sterling’s Yucatán earned him praise for his “meticulously researched knowledge” (Saveur) and for producing “a labor of love that well documents place, people and, yes, food” (Booklist), Mercados now invites readers to learn about local ingredients, meet vendors and cooks, and taste dishes that reflect Mexico’s distinctive regional cuisine. Serving up more than one hundred recipes, Mercados presents unique versions of Oaxaca’s legendary moles and Michoacan’s carnitas, as well as little-known specialties such as the charcuterie of Chiapas, the wild anise of Pátzcuaro, and the seafood soups of Veracruz. Sumptuous color photographs transport us to the enormous forty-acre, 10,000-merchant Central de Abastos in Oaxaca as well as tiny tianguises in Tabasco. Blending immersive research and passionate appreciation, David Sterling’s final opus is at once a must-have cookbook and a literary feast for the gastronome.

The Oxford Handbook of Food History

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Author: Jeffrey M. Pilcher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019972993X

Category: Cooking

Page: 508

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The Oxford Handbook of Food History places existing works of food history in historiographical context, crossing disciplinary, chronological, and geographic boundaries, while also suggesting new routes for future research. The twenty-seven essays in this book are organized into five basic sections: historiography and disciplinary approaches as well as the production, circulation, and consumption of food.

Die Mühlen der Zivilisation

Eine Tiefengeschichte der frühesten Staaten

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Author: James C. Scott

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518761528

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

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Uns modernen Menschen erscheint die Sesshaftigkeit so natürlich wie dem Fisch das Wasser. Wie selbstverständlich gehen wir und auch weite Teile der historischen Forschung davon aus, dass die neolithische Revolution, in deren Verlauf der Mensch seine nomadische Existenz aufgab und zum Ackerbauer und Viehzüchter wurde, ein bedeutender zivilisatorischer Fortschritt war, dessen Früchte wir noch heute genießen. James C. Scott erzählt in seinem provokanten Buch eine ganz andere Geschichte. Gestützt auf archäologische Befunde, entwickelt er die These, dass die ersten bäuerlichen Staaten aus der Kontrolle über die Reproduktion entstanden und ein hartes Regime der Domestizierung errichteten, nicht nur mit Blick auf Pflanzen und Tiere. Auch die Bürger samt ihren Sklaven und Frauen wurden der Herrschaft dieser frühesten Staaten unterworfen. Sie brachte Strapazen, Epidemien, Ungleichheiten und Kriege mit sich. Einzig die »Barbaren« haben sich gegen die Mühlen der Zivilisation gestemmt, sich der Sesshaftigkeit und den neuen Besteuerungssystemen verweigert und damit der Unterordnung unter eine staatliche Macht. Sie sind die heimlichen Helden dieses Buches, das unseren Blick auf die Menschheitsgeschichte verändert.

Chop Suey, USA

The Story of Chinese Food in America

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Author: Yong Chen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538162

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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American diners began to flock to Chinese restaurants more than a century ago, making Chinese food the first mass-consumed cuisine in the United States. By 1980, it had become the country's most popular ethnic cuisine. Chop Suey, USA offers the first comprehensive interpretation of the rise of Chinese food, revealing the forces that made it ubiquitous in the American gastronomic landscape and turned the country into an empire of consumption. Engineered by a politically disenfranchised, numerically small, and economically exploited group, Chinese food's tour de America is an epic story of global cultural encounter. It reflects not only changes in taste but also a growing appetite for a more leisurely lifestyle. Americans fell in love with Chinese food not because of its gastronomic excellence but because of its affordability and convenience, which is why they preferred the quick and simple dishes of China while shunning its haute cuisine. Epitomized by chop suey, American Chinese food was a forerunner of McDonald's, democratizing the once-exclusive dining-out experience for such groups as marginalized Anglos, African Americans, and Jews. The rise of Chinese food is also a classic American story of immigrant entrepreneurship and perseverance. Barred from many occupations, Chinese Americans successfully turned Chinese food from a despised cuisine into a dominant force in the restaurant market, creating a critical lifeline for their community. Chinese American restaurant workers developed the concept of the open kitchen and popularized the practice of home delivery. They streamlined certain Chinese dishes, such as chop suey and egg foo young, turning them into nationally recognized brand names.

Flavors of Empire

Food and the Making of Thai America

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Author: Mark Padoongpatt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520293746

Category: History

Page: 272

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With a uniquely balanced combination of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy flavors, Thai food burst onto Los Angeles's culinary scene in the 1980s. Flavors of Empire examines the rise of Thai food and the way it shaped the racial and ethnic contours of Thai American identity and community. Full of vivid oral histories and new material from the archives, this book explores the factors that made foodways central to the Thai American experience. Starting with American Cold War intervention in Thailand, Mark Padoongpatt traces how informal empire allowed U.S. citizens to discover Thai cuisine abroad and introduce it inside the United States. When Thais arrived in Los Angeles, they reinvented and repackaged Thai food in various ways to meet the rising popularity of the cuisine in urban and suburban spaces. Padoongpatt opens up the history, politics, and tastes of Thai food for the first time, all while demonstrating how race emerges in seemingly mundane and unexpected places.

Freakonomics

überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]

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Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442154517

Category:

Page: 411

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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

Auf den Gewürzstraßen der Welt

Rezepte und Geschichten aus dem World Food Café

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Author: Carolyn Caldicott,Chris Caldicott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783772525223

Category:

Page: 191

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Almanca-Türkçe sözlük

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Author: Karl Steuerwald

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447015844

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 669

View: 3684

Das Buch umfasst ca. 54000 Worter; ca. 80 Worter je Seite.

Acquired Taste

The French Origins of Modern Cooking

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Author: T. Sarah Peterson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801430534

Category: Cooking

Page: 262

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This colorful history of French cooking takes us back before salt and pepper shakers had been dreamed of and explains why we begin with salad and end with dessert. Full of zesty quotes and recipes from period cookbooks and illustrated with wonderful still-life paintings, Acquired Taste is a trove of discoveries about cooking techniques and terms that still flourish today. Salt and pepper, salad and dessert-we may take for granted the taste of our food and the sequence of the courses, but European-American cuisine was invented under fascinating circumstances in the mid-seventeenth century. In a book redolent with fresh lore about the history of cookery, T. Sarah Peterson reconstructs the revolution in French cooking that explains why we eat as we do. Bountifully illustrating her story with still-life paintings and recipes from period cookbooks, Peterson explores a change in French cooking in the mid-seventeenth-century-from the heavily sugared, saffroned, and spiced cuisine of the Medieval period to a new style based on salt and acid tastes. In the process, she reveals more fully than any previous writer the links between Medieval cooking, alchemy, and astrology. Peterson's vivid account traces this newly acquired taste in food to its roots in the wider transformation of seventeenth-century culture which included the Scientific Revolution. She makes the startling-and persuasive-argument that the shift in cooking styles was actually part of a conscious effort by humanist scholars to revive Greek and Roman learning and to chase the occult from European life. Such ingredients as artichokes, asparagus, and foie gras reappeared in the kitchens of Europe as part of this invocation of antiquity. The Classical revival succeeded so well in creating a fashion for the salt-acid tastes of Ancient cooking that, by the end of the century, the new cooking dominated European tables. Intended to arouse the appetite in a manner subtle and erotic, modern French cuisine continue to achieve its effect using the very ingredients that teased the Ancients.

Die wahre Geschichte der Schokolade

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Author: Sophie D. Coe,Michael D. Coe

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105616144

Category: History

Page: 360

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Dieses Buch entführt uns in die uralte, wechselhafte und überaus spannende Geschichte der Schokolade, die vor dreitausend Jahren in den Hochkulturen der Maya und Azteken begann. Unser »Schokoladenriegel für zwischendurch« verrät nur noch wenig von dieser atemberaubenden und wahren Geschichte, die hier wie in einem Roman nachzulesen ist und Aufschluß gibt über Mentalitäten und Alltagsleben von den mittelamerikanischen Hochkulturen bis heute. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

!Comida! Eine kulinarische Reise durch Spanien

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Author: Paul Richardson

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827071992

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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Ob die mediterrane Küche der Küstenregionen, die einfachen Mahlzeitender Schafhirten in den Bergen oder Fast Food und Haute Cuisine in den quirligen Städten - Paul Richardsons atmosphärischer und informativer Reisebericht zeigt, dass spanische Küche mehr zu bieten hat als Paella, Gazpacho und Sangría. Ein Jahr lang reiste Richardson quer durchs Land, half bei der Olivenernte in Jaén und der matanza, dem traditionellen Schweineschlachten, in Caceres, besuchte Starköche wie Ferran Adrià an der Costa Brava, aber auch unbekannte Restaurants mit regionalen Spezialitäten.Gespickt mit vielen Insidertipps, interessanten Informationen zu Kultur und Geschichte und einem umfangreichen Adressteil ist dies ein einzigartiger Reiseführer durch Spanien und seine Küche.

Food in Antiquity

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Author: John Wilkins,F. David Harvey,Mike Dobson,Michael J. Dobson

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 459

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Food as a cultural symbol was as important in antiquity as in our own time, and Food in Antiquity investigates some of the ways in which food and eating shaped the lives and thoughts of the indigenous peoples of the ancient Mediterranean. In this volume, thirty contributors consider aspects of food and eating in the Greco-Roman world. This is the most comprehensive exploration of questions relating to food in antiquity in this country. The authors, some specialists in this field, others with expertise in other areas, use a range of approaches to investigate the production and distribution of food, social, religious and political factors, medicine and diet, cultural identity and contrasts with neighbouring cultures, and food in literature. The volume is designed for both Classicists and those interested in the history of food. The aim is both to illuminate and to entertain, and at the same time to remind the reader that the Greeks and Romans were not only philosophers and rulers of empires, they were also peasant farmers, traders and consumers of foods who considered that what and how they ate defined who they were.

Döner Hawaii

Unser globalisiertes Essen

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Author: Marin Trenk

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608107940

Category: Cooking

Page: 280

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Marin Trenk zeigt, wie sich in den vergangenen 500 Jahren bis heute nicht nur fremde Lebensmittel und einzelne Speisen, sondern komplette Küchen erfolgreich ausgebreitet haben. Dabei erfährt man, wie heute in anderen Kulturen gekocht wird. Das Buch öffnet uns die Augen für die mitunter sonderbar anmutenden Tabus, mit denen wir manche Speisen belegen. Und es macht Lust, die vielen kleinen kulinarischen Inseln zu entdecken, an denen der Geschmack der Welt bisher vorübergezogen ist. Nicht zuletzt wirft der Autor einen Blick in die Zukunft kulinarischer Entwicklungen.

A taste of thyme

culinary cultures of the Middle East

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Author: Sami Zubaida,Richard Tapper,Claudia Roden,University of London. Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies

Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 302

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Includes information on Afghanistan, alcohol, almonds, Araqi people, Azarbayjan, barley, butchers, butter, cheese, coffee, color of food, dates, eggs, Egypt, fish, Gilanis, Greece and Greeks, honey, India, Iran, Islam, Islamic Revolution, Israel, Istanbul, Kurds, Kurdistan, Lebanon, meat milk, Morocco, Ottoman Empire, Ramadan, rice, soup, sugar, Syria, Turkey and Turks, water, wine, women, yoghurt (yogurt), etc.