Around the Tuscan Table

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ISBN: 0415946735
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 248
Author: Carole Counihan
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Around the Tuscan Table in PDF and EPUB In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed in Florence since the end of World War II to the present, giving us a portrait of the changing nature of modern life as exemplified through food and foodways.


Around the Tuscan Table

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ISBN: 9781135939625
Release Date: 2004-05-09
Number of pages: 264
Author: Carole M. Counihan
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Around the Tuscan Table in PDF and EPUB In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed in Florence since the end of World War II to the present, giving us a portrait of the changing nature of modern life as exemplified through food and foodways.


Around the Tuscan Table

Filename: around-the-tuscan-table.pdf
ISBN: 9781135939632
Release Date: 2004-05-09
Number of pages: 264
Author: Carole M. Counihan
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Around the Tuscan Table in PDF and EPUB In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed in Florence since the end of World War II to the present, giving us a portrait of the changing nature of modern life as exemplified through food and foodways.


Cristina s Tuscan Table

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ISBN: 1423600649
Release Date: 2007-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Cristina Ceccatelli Cook
Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Download and read online Cristina s Tuscan Table in PDF and EPUB Cristina's Restaurant is a charming European-style bistro nestled in the mountains of Sun Valley. A favorite of locals and tourists alike, Cristina's serves up its exquisite fare to celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and cosmopolitan travelers who have made Sun Valley their personal retreat. Influenced by rural Tuscany where Cristina grew up, the food is elegant, unpretentious, impeccably presented, and freshly seasonal.


Food and Gender

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ISBN: 9057025736
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 168
Author: Carole Counihan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Download and read online Food and Gender in PDF and EPUB Food and Gender: Identity and Power examines the significance of food-centered activities to gender relations and the construction of gendered identities across cultures. Food and Gender investigates how men's and women's relationships to food may influence or determine both gender complementarity and hierarchy. Two central questions about food and gender are emphasized in this book. First, how does the control of food production, distribution and consumption contribute to power and social position? Second, how does food symbolically connote "maleness" or "femaleness," and help to establish the social value of men and women? Other issues discussed include the differences in men's and women's attitudes about food and their bodies, and the "legitimacy" of the appetites of men versus women.


Food and Culture

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ISBN: 9780415521031
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 631
Author: Carole Counihan
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Food and Culture in PDF and EPUB The classic bookthat helped to define and legitimize the field of food and culture studies is now available, with major revisions, in a specially affordable e-book version (978-0-203-07975-1).ee The third edition includes 40 original essays and reprints of previously published classics under 5 Sections: FOUNDATIONS, HEGEMONY AND DIFFERENCE, CONSUMPTION AND EMBODIMENT, FOOD AND GLOBALIZATION, and CHALLENGING, CONTESTING, AND TRANSFORMING THE FOOD SYSTEM. 17 of the 40 articles included are either, new to this edition, rewritten by their original authors, or edited by Counihan and van Esterik.ee A bank of test items applicable to each article in the book is available to instructors interested in selecting this edition for course use. Simply send an e.mail to the publisher at [email protected]


From Tables Tuscan Women

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ISBN: 0880014253
Release Date: 1995-10-21
Number of pages: 312
Author: Anne Bianchi
Publisher: Ecco

Download and read online From Tables Tuscan Women in PDF and EPUB A Tuscan cookbook with a difference, From the Tables of Tuscan Women turns its gaze away from the overly familiar areas of Florence and Siena, and looks westward to the less familiar province of Lucca. Tuscany's most diverse province geographically, Lucca spans mountains and forests, olive groves and terraced vineyards, with a pristine coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The cuisine of Lucca reflects both the richness of this diversity and the wealth of ingredients it provides -- from fritto misto di pesce, an assortment of fish battered and fried in olive oil, to cacciucci, a soup made entirely of fish and served on thick slices of toasted bread rubbed with garlic, to castagnaccia a sweet cake made with chestnut flour. Integral to the way of life there, Lucchesian food is inextricably bound up with the character of its people and their "uniquely Mediterranean lifestyle that mixes marvelous climate, a relaxed attitude, and an unrelenting passion of sitting down at the table," as Anne Bianchi says in her introduction. So, in order to most fully give the flavor of the cuisine of Lucca, Anne Bianchi, who has spent much of her life in Tuscany, introduces us to the spirit of the province and the soul of any Tuscan meal: its people. "No people anywhere in the world are more dramatic, outspoken, or riotously arrogant," she writes. In these pages we meet nine amazing Tuscan women, "hear their stories, stroll through their towns, and sample the best of their recipes." These virtuoso chefs share their secrets and opinions on everything from sauces to politics, spicing their conversation with witty and revealing anecdotes of life in their rural villages. Accompanied by lively photos, From the Tables of Tuscan Women gives intimate access to the culinary recipes and traditions of Lucca while offering an incomparable Tuscan experience. The voracious reader and adventurous cook will find new roads down which to travel, as well as sumptuous dishes to sample -- whose recipes can be easily replicated in American kitchens.


Once Upon a Tuscan Table

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ISBN: 0940159902
Release Date: 2005-05-01
Number of pages: 326
Author: Sharon Oddson Gargani
Publisher: Camino Books Incorporated

Download and read online Once Upon a Tuscan Table in PDF and EPUB How does "a girl from the frozen north" end up running a highly acclaimed restaurant and cooking school in the heart of Florence, Italy? With great difficulty, and some hilarity, as it turns out. In her delightful memoir-laced cookbook, author Sharon Oddson Gargani tells how her early passions for food and art take her from Grandma Gerda's roast stuffed goose at Christmas in Winnipeg to the succulent offerings of Trattoria Garga. In a narrative worthy of comic opera, the author, a young expatriate, falls in love with and marries the exuberant Florentine painter, Giuliano Gargani, somehow survives life with his widowed mother-the inimitable, razor-tongued Zoe, who initiates her into the mysteries of housekeeping and care of a husband-ruinous debt, and a host of other misfortunes, to open the Garganis' first tiny eatery. There they set about creating exotic signature recipes, notably a daring ravioli made with oversized communion wafers in place of pasta. Today a resounding success, frequented by such diners as Sting and Armani, Trattoria Garga now sits in a magnificent fourteenth-century palazzo, near the author's celebrated cooking school. Once Upon a Tuscan Table takes the reader deep into the complex world of a charming Italian family rooted in the Old World, and passes on the fabulous creations of their heritage: the recipes of Trattoria Garga, each one a gem.


Taking Food Public

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ISBN: 9781134726271
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Number of pages: 656
Author: Psyche Williams Forson
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Taking Food Public in PDF and EPUB "The field of food studies has been growing rapidly over the last thirty years and has exploded since the turn of the century. Scholars from an array of disciplines have trained fresh theoretical and methodological approaches onto new dimensions of the human relationship to food. This anthology capitalizes on this particular cultural moment to bring to the fore recent scholarship from some new and established voices and that have been pushing the limits of the field into ever more fascinating and innovative directions. Taking Food Public is organized into five interrelated sections: food production, consumption, performance, diasporas, and activism. The articles in this reader aim to provide new perspectives on the changing meanings and uses of food in the twenty-first century.This book integrates understandings of race, class, gender, region, sexuality and ethnic/national identity into the human experience of food. Taking Food Public also examines how this experience is manifested in extraordinary forms of food production and consumption (in mass media performances of cooking and eating, redefinitions of foodways throughout Diasporas, identities around food, and in food activism).Most important, this bewildering array of new academic insights into food and culture as well as the wealth of new food trends and food issues around the world cries out for original ways to frame, organize, and help teach these new developments. Here are the right Editors to help write original, teachable, foundational essays and otherwise organize this disparate, exciting new material into a coherent whole"--


The Italian American Table

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ISBN: 9780252095016
Release Date: 2013-10-30
Number of pages: 304
Author: Simone Cinotto
Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Download and read online The Italian American Table in PDF and EPUB Best Food Book of 2014 by The Atlantic Looking at the historic Italian American community of East Harlem in the 1920s and 30s, Simone Cinotto recreates the bustling world of Italian life in New York City and demonstrates how food was at the center of the lives of immigrants and their children. From generational conflicts resolved around the family table to a vibrant food-based economy of ethnic producers, importers, and restaurateurs, food was essential to the creation of an Italian American identity. Italian American foods offered not only sustenance but also powerful narratives of community and difference, tradition and innovation as immigrants made their way through a city divided by class conflict, ethnic hostility, and racialized inequalities. Drawing on a vast array of resources including fascinating, rarely explored primary documents and fresh approaches in the study of consumer culture, Cinotto argues that Italian immigrants created a distinctive culture of food as a symbolic response to the needs of immigrant life, from the struggle for personal and group identity to the pursuit of social and economic power. Adding a transnational dimension to the study of Italian American foodways, Cinotto recasts Italian American food culture as an American "invention" resonant with traces of tradition.


Gumbo Tales Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table

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ISBN: 9780393072068
Release Date: 2009-04-20
Number of pages: 304
Author: Sara Roahen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Gumbo Tales Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table in PDF and EPUB “Makes you want to spend a week—immediately—in New Orleans.” —Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, Wall Street Journal A cocktail is more than a segue to dinner when it’s a Sazerac, an anise-laced drink of rye whiskey and bitters indigenous to New Orleans. For Wisconsin native Sara Roahen, a Sazerac is also a fine accompaniment to raw oysters, a looking glass into the cocktail culture of her own family—and one more way to gain a foothold in her beloved adopted city. Roahen’s stories of personal discovery introduce readers to New Orleans’ well-known signatures—gumbo, po-boys, red beans and rice—and its lesser-known gems: the pho of its Vietnamese immigrants, the braciolone of its Sicilians, and the ya-ka-mein of its street culture. By eating and cooking her way through a place as unique and unexpected as its infamous turducken, Roahen finds a home. And then Katrina. With humor, poignancy, and hope, she conjures up a city that reveled in its food traditions before the storm—and in many ways has been saved by them since.


Garlic and Oil

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ISBN: 1859738958
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 248
Author: Carol Helstosky
Publisher: Berg Publishers

Download and read online Garlic and Oil in PDF and EPUB Pasta, cappuccino, olive oil Italian food culture is a prominent feature of Western society in our cafes, restaurants and homes. But what is the history of Italian cuisine? And where do we get our notions about Italian food? Garlic and Oil is the first comprehensive history of food habits in modern Italy. Chronicling the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, the author argues that politics dramatically affected the nature of Italian cuisine and food habits. Contrary to popular belief, the Italian diet was inadequate and unchanging for many decades. Drawing on the writings of scientific professionals, domestic economists, government officials, and consumers, the author shows how the miserable diet of so many Italians became the subject of political debate and eventually, the target of government intervention. As successive regimes liberal, fascist, democratic struggled with the question of how to improve peoples eating habits, their actions purposefully and inadvertently affected what and how much Italians ate, shaping not only the foundations of Italian cuisine, but also the nature of Italian identity. Garlic and Oil is a popular national food history that offers a new perspective on the history of consumerism and food studies by examining how political change affects food consumption habits.


Bringing Tuscany Home

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ISBN: 0767917464
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 226
Author: Frances Mayes
Publisher: Broadway

Download and read online Bringing Tuscany Home in PDF and EPUB Shares the essential elements and principles of the Tuscan lifestyle and furnishes suggestions, ideas, recipes, and creative projects designed to bring the spirit of Tuscany into one's own home.


The Anthropology of Food and Body

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ISBN: 0415921937
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 256
Author: Carole Counihan
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online The Anthropology of Food and Body in PDF and EPUB The Anthropology of Food and Body explores the way that making, eating, and thinking about food reveal culturally determined gender-power relations in diverse societies. This book brings feminist and anthropological theories to bear on these provocative issues and will interest anyone investigating the relationship between food, the body, and cultural notions of gender.


A Tortilla Is Like Life

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ISBN: 9780292782440
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Carole M. Counihan
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Download and read online A Tortilla Is Like Life in PDF and EPUB Located in the southern San Luis Valley of Colorado, the remote and relatively unknown town of Antonito is home to an overwhelmingly Hispanic population struggling not only to exist in an economically depressed and politically marginalized area, but also to preserve their culture and their lifeways. Between 1996 and 2006, anthropologist Carole Counihan collected food-centered life histories from nineteen Mexicanas—Hispanic American women—who had long-standing roots in the Upper Rio Grande region. The interviews in this groundbreaking study focused on southern Colorado Hispanic foodways—beliefs and behaviors surrounding food production, distribution, preparation, and consumption. In this book, Counihan features extensive excerpts from these interviews to give voice to the women of Antonito and highlight their perspectives. Three lines of inquiry are framed: feminist ethnography, Latino cultural citizenship, and Chicano environmentalism. Counihan documents how Antonito's Mexicanas establish a sense of place and belonging through their knowledge of land and water and use this knowledge to sustain their families and communities. Women play an important role by gardening, canning, and drying vegetables; earning money to buy food; cooking; and feeding family, friends, and neighbors on ordinary and festive occasions. They use food to solder or break relationships and to express contrasting feelings of harmony and generosity, or enmity and envy. The interviews in this book reveal that these Mexicanas are resourceful providers whose food work contributes to cultural survival.