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Brian Stross                  Anthropology 324 L   ()               Spring

 

Brian Stross office hours TTH  in EPS 2.204  & appt.  e-mail  bstross@mail.utexas.edu

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THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD

 

T Th  9:30-11   Burdine 108

 

FINAL EXAM  

 

 

COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY   https://utdirect.utexas.edu/diia/ecis/   

 


 

Course Description

 

Much about the ways we produce, distribute, prepare, and consume food has been changing over the years. The technological revolution, capitalism, advertising, and the rapid pace of our lives, among other things, have strongly influenced what, where, when, how, and sometimes even why we eat.   In short, our behaviors and our worldviews have adapted to, as well as created, new conditions and situations in which food is produced, distributed, and consumed, along with new means, symbols, and values associated with these activities.  Change in foodways, because it reflects and influences change in other aspects of culture, is like a window through which to view meaning in culture and like an index in the "book" of Cultural Adaptation to Changing Natural and Social Environments.  The concept of adaptation will be a theme of particular importance in this course.

 

Food sustains us, giving meaning, order, and values to our lives; and food reflects the symbolism in our ideological systems.  Food plays an important part in our identity construction, our religious practices, and our socialization.  Food practices can thus tell us a lot about the society in which they play a part.  This course will investigate the facts that we communicate messages by means of foods, as well as about foods, that we communicate frequently, and much, with and about foods, and that we can look at foodways to discern cultural presuppositions used in communication. 

 

                Topics explored in this course will include food preferences and taboos, conversation about and during the production, distribution, preparation and consumption of food, food as a topic of conversation, naming and beliefs about foods, food metaphors, social structure in seating and eating, meals and manners, food and education, food and religion, food and sex, food and identity, food and power, food and the senses, food and the flow of time, and maize in Mesoamerica. 

 

                Food participates in multiple symbolic systems in a society (e.g. language, religion, healing, politics), and one goal of this course, conducted in a lecture and discussion section format (but with some opportunity for questions and discussion even in the lectures), will be to discern some of the meanings that can be read into the patterns to be found in the communicative choices people make with respect to what, when, where, and how they eat, along with the cultural options from among which the choices derive.

 

           

Requirements:   One midterm exam (approx 25%), one final exam (approx 50%), and one short paper (ca. 10 pages, due Thursday, May 3) (approx25%).   I recommend that you maintain a journal / notebook in which you keep recopied class notes, notes on readings, interesting newspaper articles, interesting pictures, and other memorabilia of your interest in food during the course of the semester.   Class participation will be appreciated.  Attendance is expected, and missing two classes, if unexcused, can lower one's average by a half grade.   

 

 

Texts: Required

 

            Harris, Marvin.  1985.   Good To Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture

 

            Nabhan, Gary  2004.  Why Some Like it Hot.  Island Press ISBN  1-59726-091-6

 

            Pollan, Michael.  2006.   Omnivore's Dilemma.

           

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Notebook/Journal -   I recommend that all participants keep a running record or journal of insights, thoughts, and general notes about food and culture that occur in the course of the semester (format & medium up to you).   Among other things you might want to put in the journal, recopied and reorganized class notes, notes on films and on readings, insights about food that you might get at various times, pictures relating to food, etc.   Each week I would like you to pick a food or perhaps a class of foods and do a little research and write approximately a page on that particular food, to be added to the journal.  I hope to reserve a few minutes of each class for individuals to report on interesting things they have put in their journal recently and relevant to the week's topic.   

 

Anthropology Question  -  For each topic discussed it will be useful to keep in mind a broader question about the anthropology of food.   One can ask oneself: What does this information about the use and relationship of food to the various forms of human endeavor tell us about the peoples involved, about people in general, and about the anthropological topics broached?    What does it tell us about variation (diversity), about functions, about correlations, about history, and about adaptation; and always, what is its "meaning" or "significance."

 

 

SYLLABUS 

 

Week 1     Jan 16, 18

Introduction:  scope of the course, food, adaptation, symbolism, discourse, culture.

Ethnography, seeing the other, evidence and interpretation.  (World Food Day quiz)

            ((Thursday, Jan 18:    short video on spices of life – Chili peppers))

Homework: (due by 1st meeting week 2)  Read Pollan 1-109;  Foster & Cordell  Ch 4.

also, come to Class prepared to discuss the assigned reading

and to discuss "seeing the other" (the link above).

Optional.   "Oil in your Food"   http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/03/26/ING3PHRU681.DTL  

 

Week 2     Jan 23, 25

MAIZE IN MESOAMERICA:  production, distribution, preparation,

and consumption of maize - discourse, work cycles, aesthetic enterprises,

nutrition, etc. related to maize.

            ((Thursday  Jan 25:   short video on spices of life- Garlic ))

            Homework: (due for meeting week 3)  Read Harris, Chapters 1, 2; 

                          Nabhan pp. 1-35

Optional:  (Food and Body, Ch.1)

Further Reading: (Flavio Rojas Lima 1988.  La Cultura del Maiz en Guatemala.;   

Taube, Karl   1985.  "The Classic Maya Maize God:  A Reappraisal."  in V.M. Fields

and M.G. Robertson (eds.) Fifth Palenque Round Table, 1983, Vol. VII.  San Francisco: 

Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute, pp. 171-182;  Karl Taube 1996.  The Olmec maize

god:  the face of corn in formative Mesoamerica.  RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics 

29/30;  González, Roberto J.   2001.  Zapotec Science:  Farming and Food in the

Northern Sierra of Oaxaca.  University of Texas Press.  Brian Stross 1994" Maize

and fish: the iconography of power in late formative Mesoamerica."  RES: Anthropology

and Aesthetics  29/30;  Brian Stross 1992, "Maize and Blood:  Mesoamerican Symbolism

on an Olmec Vase and a Maya Plate."  RES: Anthropologyand Aesthetics  22.   

B. Fussell 1999.  Story of Corn.   K. Bassie  2000 "Corn Deities and the Complementary

Male/Female Principle" presented at Tercera Mesa Redonda de Palenque;.

J. Staller et al.  Histories of Maize:  Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Prehistory,

Linguistics, Biogeography, Domestication, and Evolution  of Maize (Zea Mays L.),  

(abbreviated version reprinted as; Histories of Maize in Mesoamerica:  Multidisciplinary Approaches,San Francisco: Left Coast Press

               

Week 3     Jan 30, Feb 1

FOOD PREFERENCES AND TABOOS (snakes, cannibalism, snails,

dogs, earios; chili peppers,  yogurt,  famine foods) on the societal and individual

levels.  A society's food preferences and taboos (what is implied about that

society's experiences (history), perceptions, beliefs, boundaries, classification

systems, needs, adaptive strategies, etc.)

An individual's food preferences and taboos (what does it say about that

individual's experiences, personality, etc.).

FOOD AND FORENSICS   (e.g. the palo verde pod in the pickup truck –

DNA in a Phoenix murder trial;   coprolite analysis to see what people ate,

and to see if they were cannibals;  Hussein's dates and drying sausage; maize

in jar in tomb at Apatzingan;  chocolate in vessel at Rio Azul, Guatemala)

(Thursday, Feb 1:    short video on food preferences and taboos)

            Homework:  (due for meeting in Week 4);  Harris Ch. 3;  Nabhan Ch. 2

Optional: (C.  Food and Body, Ch.2);  Visser Ch. 2;  C&V  Ch.1, 2, 8

(F&A Consuming Passions Ch. 6)

 

Week 4     Feb 6, 8

FOOD DISCOURSES:  Conversation during and/or about food practices,

including production (supply),  distribution, preparation, cooking, serving

and/or consumption.

Meat vs vegetarian diet discourses. ( Meat v Veggies ) ( meatrix ) ( meat video )

            (egg farming – "Silent Suffering" ;    Meat: People & Chickens)

            ( food riots )

Planting prayers, harvesting rituals and sayings, saying grace, to your health,

complimenting the cook, asking for seconds, offering food,  toasting, 

urban legends (such as "live monkey brains").

Classification of forms and contexts;  functions of the discourses

in each context.   (Planting and harvesting, cooking and serving, fasting and

feasting) diversity .    CocaCola

            (Feb 8:   short video on cannibalism-  discourse)

            FOOD JOKES The character and incidence of jokes about food can reveal

much about how food is thought of in the society, about social stresses

concerning food, and about the nature and use of stereotypes in the society

(cf. kids food jokes,  hungrymonster, food jokes w/ ratings, 

user rated, more kids food jokes, visual).   Coca Cola

            Homework:  (due for meeting in week 5), Harris Ch. 4;  Nabhan Ch.3

Optional: (Food and Body, Ch.8, 9); Visser Ch. 3;  C&V Ch. 3, 4, 7; 

 

 

Week 5    Feb 13, 15

FOOD NAMING, CLASSIFICATION, AND BELIEFS ABOUT FOODS

and associated constructs (Categorization of kinds of food, kinds of eating; 

kinds of food  (e.g.  fruits, vegetables, or meat;  carbs, fat, or protein;  red

meat, white meat, or fish),     Coca-Cola Classic

kinds of food preparation (roasting, boiling, smoking), hot and cold foods)

            ((short video on the food quest in biological perspective – D. Morris The

Hunting Ape-look for classification, naming here))

Homework:  (due Week 6)  Read Nabhan Ch. 4, 5

Optional:   (Evon Z. Vogt  1976.  Tortillas for the Gods – Skim to

get a sense for the parts played by foods in Tzotzil Maya ritual life); Visser Ch. 4;  

 

Week 6     Feb. 20, 22

FOOD METAPHORS (he's a nut;  piña, chayote, mango;  chile, nuts;  that's

corny; he brings home the bacon;  that's a lot of bread to get from the bank;

callaloo;  internet cookies (+ applets, java script;);  food in novels;  

food in films,  food in popular song; 

What are the bases for such metaphors, what purposes do they serve, and

how do they influence perceptions in the process of social reproduction. 

            (cf. e.g.  G. Lakoff and M. Johnson, Metaphors We Live By;  G. Lakoff, Women, Fire,

                and Dangerous Things; G. Lakoff and M. Johnson,  Philosophy in the Flesh: 

The Embodied Mind & Its Challenge to Western Thought.)

Internet food metaphors 

FOOD SYMBOLISM  (tamale = human body, tortilla = ?, durian = ?,

rice = ?, maize ear = head, wine = Christ's blood, wafer [host] = Christ's

flesh).  Coca-Cola

What are the bases for such symbols, what purposes do they serve, and how

do they inform us concerning a society's history, interests, and adaptive

strategies; food symbol and society;  food in dreams; 

Passover food symbolism; easter food;

            ((short video on animals eating plants Trials of Life: Finding Food))    

            FOOD RITUALS AND RITUAL FOODS  (where the symbolism often

becomes explicit); ceremony and ritual (eating out; saying grace, washing

hands, brushing teeth,drinking coffee, having tea);   Coca Cola

            life crisis rituals (e.g. Korean, Newars, Judaism) (bread, chocolate,

wine)   

            Homework:  (due for Week 7)  Read Harris Ch. 5,  Foster & Cordell  Ch  Intro, 1, 7

Optional:  C&V Ch. 9, 10, 11; 

           

Week 7    Feb 27, March 1

SOCIAL STRUCTURE    (differentiation and hierarchy as maintained, expressed, and/or

created through differential use of foods)  In the time and place of food production, food

distribution, food preparation, and food consumption (e.g. seating locations,

who eats first, who does the planting, who does the gathering, who does the

hunting, who cooks the staples, how is food transported from place of

production to place of consumption; what meals are eaten when; eating out,

eating in; who you can eat with – e.g. who you can eat with is defined by caste

in India).

MEALS AND MANNERS  table manners (using knife fork and spoon

continental or American style  V 138-241) (belching to show appreciation

of food V 297-358)

(topics of conversation – eg.  usually dinner conversation doesn't include

bathroom habits, but children often find ways to get into such topics -  (Visser  262-272)

            ((March 1:  short video on spices of life – Chili Peppers ))

            Homework:  (due for week 8)  Foster & Cordell   Ch 2, 3, 8    

            Optional:  Visser Ch. 5, postscript;  C&V Ch. 12, 13;

          

Week 8     March 6, 8

FOOD AND RELIGION     feast, festival,   fast, forbidden

Food for the Gods  (e.g. chocolate, incense [e.g. copal ], candle;  food

sacrificed to the gods),

food and drink in the wafer and the wine – the bread of life;

sacrifice of only perfect specimens; the holy meal.)

            Jesus in a chimichanga

            Food in this Life -  Harvest festivals

            (  Id Al-Fitr,  Seder,  Holy Communion )

( Religious vs. secular holydays and festivities:  where is the dividing line? 

Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving 2,  Mardi Gras,  Halloween) 

            Food in the afterlife  (food for the soul, food on the journey)

            FOOD AND ART   examples of food in art and iconography

            identification of food

            ((March 10   short video:  Food for the Ancestors))

            Homework:  (due for week 9) Read Harris Ch. 6;   Foster & Cordell  Ch 5, 6

Optional: (Consuming Passions Ch. 7;  Weismantel  Ch. 6 )

            MIDTERM EXAM   March 8

 

 

March 12-17  -  Spring Break

 

           

Week 9           March 20, 22

FOOD, GENDER, SEX, and CHILDBIRTH    Food, gendered and

sexual.   (metaphors linking food and sex [and gender], 

beliefs about food and gender [production, distribution, preparation,

consumption], food facilitators and inhibitors of sexuality; gender related

eating problems [anorexia, bulimia]; pregnancy cravings; geophagy); food

taboos for new mother.  

            ((Thursday March 22:  short video on the Meaning of Food:  Food & Life ))

Homework:  (due for week 10) Harris  Ch 7;  Foster & Cordell Ch. 9

Optional: (Food and Body, Ch.4, 6); (C&V Ch 15, 19, 20);  R. Wilk, "'Real

Belizean food': building local identity in the transnational Caribbean".    

 

Week 10      March 27, 29

FOOD AND IDENTITY   Strategies for manipulating identity (of self

and of other) through food and discourse on food.  (Cancuqueros are

known to eat snakes", "The Mixe claim to be cannibals", "I like Chinese

food"; "I love pizza";  French "Frogs"  and German "Krauts");   

rituals of identification  (ethnicity and/or ethnicities – that one identifies

with - by means of food);    locale one identifies with -  of origin or growing

up - by means of food; time/era/decade one identifies with - of birth or

growing up - by means of food ["We used to have fresh pumpernickel from

these little bakeries", "I remember when they rationed chocolate/sold Kanana

banana flakes"]; social class one identifies with -  ["I remember trying to drink

the water from the fingerbowl", "I used to love roast possum";  "I'd like to just

sit around and eat caviar"].  Ethnic origins can be apparent when looking

around someone's kitchen;

            Religious affiliations/identity in food (e.g. Muslims and Jews – no pork; Hindus

            no beef);  Where you buy your food shows your politics.

Doing it yourself: (growing your own food;  preparing a meal from

scratch – connecting with tradition, appreciating the activities, "getting your

hands dirty")

            ((Thursday March 29:  short video on Meaning of Food:  Food & Culture ))

Homework:  (due week 11)  Harris Ch. 8 ; Pollan   Ch 8, 9, 10, 11

Optional: (Food and Body, Ch. 5);  C&V Ch. 21, 22 ; pp. 74-80, 96-110 of

Michael Kearney's The Winds of Ixtepeji; Weismantel Ch. 5,

             

 

Week 11         April 3, 5

FOOD AND POWER  (giving, receiving, and refusing food;   food

sharing/ commensalism;   genetically engineered food plants [golden rice1,

golden rice2]; globalization;  food and politics;  dieting)  Coca Cola

food production – power in control of irrigation system;  food

            distribution  - power in control of how food gets distributed and stored; 

            food preparation – power in control of the preparation of foods

(specialized knowledge among other things, the power to poison); 

food consumption – power in control of who eats, when and where. 

Conspicuous consumption; public giving away of food;  Display of food

staple in/on ruler's attire or body (says  the ruler is the nurturer of his people,

and the food is thus a symbol of power); control by hunger strike (refusing

to eat).

            Food is chemically transformed in the body yielding calories through

digestion.   This energy constitutes another form of power (energetic, caloric).  

Some foods are in this sense more powerful than others.

Cooking food requires energy – much of which is from firewood, gas, or

    electricity.  A solar alternative holds many promises  (CooKit 1    ,

    Funnel Cooker 2)

            FOOD AND WAR  -  The relationship of war to food production,

distribution, and consumption.  Food for troops and for those left behind.  

Seiges, distributing food packets to innocents in opposition territory. 

Wars fought for food, and food fights.   Manipulation of food and food

references in time of war (e.g. French fries become "freedom fries" by an act

of Congress, March 2003).    Coca Cola vs Pepsi Cola (the ongoing food war)

            ((Thursday April 5:   short video on Meaning of Food:  Food & Family ))

Homework:  (due week 12);  Harris Ch. 9  ;  Pollan Ch. 12, 13, 14

Optional: (Food and Body, Ch. 3, 7);  C&V Ch. 23;  handout to be distributed

            Further Reading:  Frances Moore Lappe, Diet for a Small Planet (1971)

 

Week  12        April 10, 12

FOOD AND TIME [time as duration, as sequence (of events), as order

(w/in a cycle),  and as frequency] 

Cycles by which food crops or gathered food plants organize the activities of

the year; (and cycles of  food crop pests that also affect planting, and

harvesting)

Times of  food preparation, time it takes to prepare meals, special meals; 

            Fast food , fast food nation (why, how does it work, what are its

consequences?)   Coca Cola w/ the burger and fries

the slow food movement;

Cycles of  food consumption that organize the day;  cycles of food

consumption that reflect other cycles of time, like the month, the year,

or the decade;

Famine foods for times of famine (also relates to food preferences, or lack of them).

Time duration for abstinence from certain foods for ritual purposes;

Time duration following eating before swimming, sex, other activities;

            Food Preservation   (links to preservatives and other additives)

            ((Thursday April 12:  short video on Spices of Life: Cloves ;  ½ of Future of Food ))

Homework:  (due week 13)  Harris Ch. 10,   Nabhan  ch 6, 7, 8 ; & read

                        Unhappy Meals (Michael Pollan)

            Optional:  1984.  Anthropological perspectives on diet.  Annual Review of

Anthropology 13:205-49) [look in library's electronic journals]:

Further Reading: 

 

Week 13         April 17, 19

FOOD AND NUTRITION   (protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals);

 (salt in foods, lime and protein in maize, msg, genetically engineered foods, entomophagy)

diets and dieting

            Food Pyramid   1. Nutrition ;  Willett' Healthy Alternative 

            Store Wars  w/ Obe Wan Canoli

            ((Thursday April 19:  short video on spices of life – allspice; ½ of Future of

Food ))

            Further Reading:  Bryant et al, The Cultural Feast. 

FOOD AND MEDICINE  (tofu and menopause - estrogen production,

almonds and cancer cures [vit. B17], fiber and intestinal health;

hot and cold foods),   CocaCola and nausea

Homework:  (due week 14)  Harris Chapter 11;  Pollan  Ch 15, 16, 17

Optional:  (Consuming Passions Ch. 1, Epilogue);  C&V Ch. 24, 25  

            Further Reading:  Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen Chicken Soup & Other Folk

Remedies.  ;  John Robbins, The Food Revolution

 

Week 14      April 24, 26

            FOOD AND EDUCATION  (formal and  informal)

learning about life during food production and consumption

            learning about food during non-food experiences

            school and food (the cafeteria, catsup as a vegetable, food vending machines

in school,  Coca Cola sponsoring Channel 1 in AISD)

(one learns a lot around the "dinner table", learning about life while planting

maize, shopping for food, or working in the kitchen)    

formal (and informal) education about food production and consumption

((short video on spices of life – Cinnamon))

            FOOD AND THE FUTURE    energy, fertilizer, and food production;

            Meat vs vegetarian food production costs and consumption costs

            Grain vs. root  production and storage costs

            Soylent green

Homework:  (for week 15)  Pollan Ch. 18, 19, 20

 

 

Week 15       May 1, 3

FOOD AND THE SENSES  (the smell of baking bread, living near the

stockyards, a sprig of parsley on the plate, eating with the fingers, the sound

of chewing, lip-smacking;  piquant chile burning the mouth), the fizz of CocaCola,    sweeteners

            ((short video on spices of life – Peppercorns))

               

 

FINAL EXAM   Sat 12 May, 9 to 12       here is a Sample Final Exam

 

 

 

RESOURCES

 

Further Reading

 

            Counihan, Carole & Penny Van Esterik, eds.,   1998, 2007.   Food &

Culture: A Reader (second edition)  ISBN: 10: 0-415-97777-0

Marvin Harris.   1985.   Good to Eat.   ISBN 1-57766-015-3   (pb)  

            Deborah Barndt.  2002 or 2007 Tangled Routes: Women, Work, and

                        Globalization on the Tomato Trail.   2007 ISBN-10: 0742555577,

2002 or ISBN-10: 0847699498  pb

E.N. Anderson.  2005.  Everybody Eats.   ISBN  0-8147-0496-4  (pb)   

Nabhan, Gary  2004.    Why Some Like it Hot.   Island Press      

                   ISBN  1-59726-091-6   (pb)

Plotnicov, Leonard and R. Scaglion.  1999.   The Globalization of Food

Waveland Press.

Peter Farb and George Armelagos. 1980.  Consuming Passions: The

   Anthropology of Eating.    (out of print, but useful read)

Counihan, Carole M.   1999.  The Anthropology of Food and Body:  

                   Gender, Meaning, and Power.

F. William Engdahl.   Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda

                               of Genetic Manipulation    (on GMOs)

               Bryant, Carol, DeWalt, Kathleen, Courtney, Anita and Jeffrey Schwartz. 

       2003.  The Cultural Feast (2nd ed.)

Visser, Margaret.  1991.  The Rituals of Dinner .   ISBN 0-00-637909-5

                   (now out of print )

Visser, Margaret  1999.   Much Depends Upon Dinner:The Extraordinary

                        History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos,

of an Ordinary Meal.

Robbins, John  2001.  The Food Revolution.   ISBN: 1-57324-702-2

Kahn, Miriam. 1986.   Always Hungry, Never Greedy: Food and the

                   Expression of Gender in a Melanesian Society

Schlosser, Eric.  2001.  Fast Food Nation   

López, Ann Aurelia  2007.  The Farmworkers’ Journey.  

Striffler, Steve   2005.    Chicken:  The Dangerous Transformation of

                   America's Favorite Food.  

Harris, Marvin   1977.  Cannibals and Kings.    ISBN  0-394-72700-2

Mary J. Weismantel  1988.  Food, Gender, and Poverty in

                   the Ecuadorian AndesISBN  1-57766-029-3

Christie, Maria Elisa  2008.  Kitchenspace: Women, Fiestas, and Everyday

                               Life in Central Mexico.  ISBN 978-0-292-71794-7

 

 

 

Videos

The Spice of Life Series – traces the history of spices and herbs over the centuries and into present day kitchens.

 

Allspice, One Spice

Chilies: a Dash of Daring,

Cinnamon, the Elegant Addition

Cloves: Natures Little Nails

Curry Around the World

Garlic's Pungent Presence

Herbs: Aromatic Influences

Mustard, the Spice of Nations

Nutmeg, Nature's Perfect Package

Pepper, the Master Spice

Peppercorns, Fresh Ground Flavor

Saffron, Autumn Gold

The Spices of India

 

 

More Food Videos:

 

 

 

Films Concerning Food

 

 

Bibliography

 

Journals -  Food & Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of Human Nourishment.  

 

                    Anthropology of Food   -   a  webjournal

 

                    AFHVS Journal  -  (see below)

 

                    Journal for the Study of Food and Society   (information for journal contributors) 

 

 

 

Websites  Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS)

 

Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS)

 

                    Critical Studies in Food and Culture Blogspot  (CSFC)

 

                    Food First  

 

                    Food Worldwide: compilation of Websites

 

    EatEthnic

 

 

    Paleo Diet

 

                    The Sociology of Food   -  many web links on this subject can be found here

 

                    Research Center for the History of Food and Drink  -

 

                    Resources for the Anthropological Study of Food Habits    Illinois State University

 

                    International FoodWorks -  Austin's own Ken Rubin, also hosting Foodways Group of Austin

 

                    Internation Commission on the Anthropology of Food

 

                    The Global Gastronomer – Cuisines of the World

 

                    World Cuisines -  Links and Searches restricted to the topic: from Google

 

                    Ryerson's Centre for Studies in Food Security    a Canadian research center dealing w/ food safety

 

                    Social Issues Research Centre      has anthropological series on food and eating by Robin Fox

 

                    Edible Ornamental Plants   -

 

         Food Insect Newsletter  website       Volumes 1-8       The actual Food Insect Newsletter site  subscribe

 

                    New Foodcrops         Purdue's excellent webpages of  useful new crops

 

                    Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages  -  117 spices, names, history, chemistry

 

                    The Cook's Thesaurus  -  valuable illustrated encyclopedia of food (w/ descriptions,

                                         synonyms, substitutions)

                   

                    United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization       documents on food and agriculture

 

                    Foodways of Austin         Austin Foodways : A Cultural Anthropology Organization w/ monthly meetings

 

                    Amber O'Connor's  Website            Valuable food related site

 

                    Food Museum Blog

 

                    Weird Food

 

                    Food Insects  (parent file)       Food-Insects.com

 

                    America Eats

 

                    Food Museum

 

                    Food Timeline

 

                    Maya Food

 

                    Food Conversions        

 

                    BOOK (Lost Crops of the Incas)     

 

                    Candida Diet

 

                    Private Food Blog 1

 

                    Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Austin  (1   2   3   4   5 )

 

 

 

 

 

Conferences & Sessions                        Eating and Empire in the Victorian Period

 

                                                             Crossing Borders

 

                                                             Sustainable Food

 

                   

 

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