Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History

Edible Histories Cultural Politics Towards a Canadian Food History Just as the Canada s rich past resists any singular narrative there is no such thing as a singular Canadian food tradition This new book explores Canada s diverse food cultures and the varied relatio

  • Title: Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History
  • Author: Franca Iacovetta Valerie J. Korinek Marlene Epp
  • ISBN: 9781442612839
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Just as the Canada s rich past resists any singular narrative, there is no such thing as a singular Canadian food tradition This new book explores Canada s diverse food cultures and the varied relationships that Canadians have had historically with food practices in the context of community, region, nation and beyond.Based on findings from menus, cookbooks, government docJust as the Canada s rich past resists any singular narrative, there is no such thing as a singular Canadian food tradition This new book explores Canada s diverse food cultures and the varied relationships that Canadians have had historically with food practices in the context of community, region, nation and beyond.Based on findings from menus, cookbooks, government documents, advertisements, media sources, oral histories, memoirs, and archival collections, Edible Histories offers a veritable feast of original research on Canada s food history and its relationship to culture and politics This exciting collection explores a wide variety of topics, including urban restaurant culture, ethnic cuisines, and the controversial history of margarine in Canada It also covers a broad time span, from early contact between European settlers and First Nations through the end of the twentieth century.Edible Histories intertwines information of Canada s foodways the practices and traditions associated with food and food preparation and stories of immigration, politics, gender, economics, science, medicine and religion Sophisticated, culturally sensitive, and accessible, Edible Histories will appeal to students, historians, and foodies alike.

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    1. Certainly an eclectic mix of small reports, that is for sure. That would be the best way of describing this book that seeks to look at the rich and diverse underlying cultures that contribute towards Canada’s food tradition.“The Role of Food in Canadian Expressions of Christianity”, “Rational Meals for the Traditional Family: Nutrition in Quebec School Manuals, 1900–1960″, “Gefilte Fish and Roast Duck with Orange Slices: A Treasure for My Daughter and the Creation of a Jewish Cultu [...]

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