The Taste of American Place

Food-Place. Associations. on. American. Product. Labels. Cary. W. de. Wit. Associations between food and place are common in the United States. Examples include Idaho potatoes, Washington apples, Hawaiian pineap— ples, Maine lobsters, ...

The Taste of American Place

Tracing the intertwined roles of food, ethnicity, and regionalism in the construction of American identity, this textbook examines the central role food plays in our lives. Drawing on a range of disciplines_including sociology, anthropology, folklore, geography, history, and nutrition_the editors have selected a group of engaging essays to help students explore the idea of food as a window into American culture. The editors' general introductory essay offers an overview of current scholarship, and part introductions contextualize the readings within each section. This lively reader will be a valuable supplement for courses on American culture across the social sciences.

Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

From Boarding House to Bistro : The American Restaurant Then and Now . Boston : Unwin Hyman . ( 1998 ) . No Foreign Food : The American Diet in Time and Place . ... The Taste of American Place : A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods .

Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Surveys American geographers' current research in their speciality areas and tracks trends and innovations in the subfields of geography. Based on a process of review and revision, it is both a 'state of the discipline' assessment and a topical reference. The authors were chosen by their specialty groups of the American Association of Geographers.

Kitchen Culture in America

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998. Kaplan, Anne R., Marjorie A. Hoover, and Willard B. Moore. “Introduction: On Ethnic Foodways.” The Taste of American Place: A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods ...

Kitchen Culture in America

At supermarkets across the nation, customers waiting in line—mostly female—flip through magazines displayed at the checkout stand. What we find on those magazine racks are countless images of food and, in particular, women: moms preparing lunch for the team, college roommates baking together, working women whipping up a meal in under an hour, dieters happy to find a lowfat ice cream that tastes great. In everything from billboards and product packaging to cooking shows, movies, and even sex guides, food has a presence that conveys powerful gender-coded messages that shape our society. Kitchen Culture in America is a collection of essays that examine how women's roles have been shaped by the principles and practice of consuming and preparing food. Exploring popular representations of food and gender in American society from 1895 to 1970, these essays argue that kitchen culture accomplishes more than just passing down cooking skills and well-loved recipes from generation to generation. Kitchen culture instructs women about how to behave like "correctly" gendered beings. One chapter reveals how juvenile cookbooks, a popular genre for over a century, have taught boys and girls not only the basics of cooking, but also the fine distinctions between their expected roles as grown men and women. Several essays illuminate the ways in which food manufacturers have used gender imagery to define women first and foremost as consumers. Other essays, informed by current debates in the field of material culture, investigate how certain commodities like candy, which in the early twentieth century was advertised primarily as a feminine pleasure, have been culturally constructed. The book also takes a look at the complex relationships among food, gender, class, and race or ethnicity-as represented, for example, in the popular Southern black Mammy figure. In all of the essays, Kitchen Culture in America seeks to show how food serves as a marker of identity in American society.

Making Slow Food Fast in California Cuisine

Whitebread Protestants: Food and Religion in American Culture. ... Dinner in 1950s America. New York: Viking. Shortridge, Barnbara G., and James R. Shortridge. 1998. The Taste ... The Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey into Terroir.

Making Slow Food Fast in California Cuisine

This book follows the development of industrial agriculture in California and its influence on both regional and national eating habits. Early California politicians and entrepreneurs envisioned agriculture as a solution to the food needs of the expanding industrial nation. The state’s climate, geography, vast expanses of land, water, and immigrant workforce when coupled with university research and governmental assistance provided a model for agribusiness. In a short time, the San Francisco Bay Area became a hub for guaranteeing Americans access to a consistent quantity of quality foods. To this end, California agribusiness played a major role in national food policies and subsequently produced a bifurcated California Cuisine that sustained both Slow and Fast Food proponents. Problems arose as mid-twentieth century social activists battled the unresponsiveness of government agencies to corporate greed, food safety, and environmental sustainability. By utilizing multidisciplinary literature and oral histories the book illuminates a more balanced look at how a California Cuisine embraced Slow Food Made Fast.

Garlic Capital of the World

“ Celebrating Group and Place Identity : A Case Study of a New Regional Festival . ” Tourism Geographies 3 , no . 3 ( 2001 ) : 326–337 . de Wit , Cary W. “ Food - Place Associations on American Product Labels . ” In The Taste of ...

Garlic Capital of the World

How a local festival celebrating the odiferous lily gave a town a marketable identity

Matzoh Ball Gumbo

The Taste of American Place: A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998. Shostak, Bertha, president, Northern Virginia Hadassah. From Soup to Nosh. Northern Virginia Chapter of Hadassah, 1987.

Matzoh Ball Gumbo

From the colonial era to the present, Marcie Cohen Ferris examines the expressive power of food throughout southern Jewish history. She demonstrates with delight and detail how southern Jews reinvented culinary traditions as they adapted to the customs, landscape, and racial codes of the American South. Richly illustrated, this culinary tour of the historic Jewish South is an evocative mixture of history and foodways, including more than thirty recipes to try at home.

What s to Eat

In The Taste of American Place: A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods. Edited by Barbara G. Shortridge and James R. Shortridge, – 7. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 998. Islander. 4 December 855.

What s to Eat

How we as Canadians procure, produce, cook, consume, and think about food creates our cuisine, and our nation of immigrant traditions has produced a distinctive and evolving repertoire that is neither hodgepodge nor smorgasbord. Contributors, who come from the diverse worlds of universities, museums, the media, and gastronomy, look at Canada's distinctive foodways from the shared perspective of the current moment. Individual chapters explore food items and choices, from those made by Canada's First Nations and early settlers to those made today. Other contributions describe the ways in which foods enjoyed by early Canadians have found their way back onto Canadian tables in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Authors emphasize the expressive potential of food practices and food texts; cookbooks are more than books to be read and used in the kitchen, they are also documents that convey valuable social and historical information.

The Taste of America

Actually , like every other American town , Syracuse had had a downtown farmers ' market , but it had been razed to make way for a piece of interstate highway and a parking lot . But the city now decided as an experiment to close off a ...

The Taste of America

The Taste of America is both a history of American cooking and a history of the advice smiling celebrity cooks have asked Americans to swallow.

Native American place names in Mississippi

From Choct&wfoni, "squirrel" and probably kvshaha, "palatable; pleasant to the taste," i.e., "tasty squirrel" (cf. Bright 2004, p. 150). Lacking credibility is Seale's (1939, p. 91) speculation, using as an analogy the Choctaw official ...

Native American place names in Mississippi


The Taste of Metal

I feel American and Canadian in roughly equal parts, knowing there's good and bad in both countries. ... true north on the compass will always be here, for me, in this dry place out on the big toe of Nebraska.

The Taste of Metal


The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture

An encyclopedia describes all aspects of world culture, broken down into six regional categories, discussing the art, dance, fashion, food, pastimes, periodicals, recreation, and transportation of each region.

Material History Review

Anne R. Kaplan , Marjorie A. Hoover , and Willard B. Moore , " Introduction : On Ethnic Foodways , " in Barbara Shortridge and James Shortridge , eds . , The Taste of American Place : A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods ( Lanham ...

Material History Review


Holidays Ritual Festival Celebration and Public Display

Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language . Second College Edition ed . ... Sweetness and Power : The Place of Sugar in Modern History . ... The Taste of American Place : A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods .

Holidays  Ritual  Festival  Celebration  and Public Display


Hot Dog

... Roger , Meat on the American Table : Taste Technology , Transformation ( Baltimore , MD , 2006 ) Kannapell , Andrea ... The Taste of American Place : A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods ( Boston , MA , 1998 ) McNeal , James U.

Hot Dog

In his history of the hot dog, Bruce Kraig examines the origins of the dish, with the arrival of European sausages in the 19th century, and its place in American culture today. He also explore's the US's numerous regional varieties, from New England examples served with Boston Baked Beans to Southern corn dogs.

Annual of Advertising Editorial Television Art Design

Our great-grandchildren, again, will be able to tell us in wliat respects we are now myopic. ... But tliis is neither the time nor place, again, to debate the influence on American taste— good, bad or questionable— of such practitioners ...

Annual of Advertising  Editorial  Television Art   Design


Health Issues in the Black Community

Washington , DC : U.S. Department of Agriculture , Economic Research Service , Food and Rural Economic Division . Odoms , A. ( 1999 ) . ... The taste of American place : A reader on regional and ethnic foods ( pp . 1-18 ) .

Health Issues in the Black Community

Vigorous action must be directed to prevent disease, promote overall health, and deliver appropriate care within the African American population. In this thoroughly updated and revised edition of Health Issues in the Black Community the authors offer an in-depth examination of the most pressing health problems confronting the black community. Written by a stellar panel of scholars and practitioners in the field, this valuable resource examines such topics as chronic illnesses, the effect of violence, and health policy. Health Issues in the Black Community also contains the most current thinking on relevant health, delivery, lifestyle, and policy issues.

Foodways and Folklore

We Gather Together : Food and Festival in American Life . Ann Arbor , Mich . ... Ethnic Foodways in America : Symbol and the Performance of Identity . ... In The Taste of American Place : A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods , ed .

Foodways and Folklore

A comprehensive introduction to the folklore of food from the early Native American cultures to the multicultural cuisine of the present day.

The Taste of War

Too , they generally had a low opinion of American military prowess , at least on the command and general staff levels . ... and can discover , in the first place , how it had survived the battle raging around the Island .

The Taste of War


Living Folklore 2nd Edition

The Taste of American Place : A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods . Edited by Barbara G. Shortridge and James R. Shortridge . Lanham : Rowman and Littlefield . 121-133 . Print . Keller , Linda Brown and Kay Mussell , eds . 1984.

Living Folklore  2nd Edition

An introduction to folklore as it is lived, shared and practiced in contemporary settings. Drawing on examples from diverse American groups and experiences, Sims gives the student a strong foundation, from the field's history and major terms to theories and interpretive approaches. From publisher description.

Municipal Government in Great Britain

... the American town council competes for good men at a great disadvantage . But few corresponding places exist in England ; and the capable citizen with a taste for affairs may be elected In England an overseer of the poor for his ...

Municipal Government in Great Britain