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Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia [4 volumes]

By: Albala, Ken(Edited by)

0313376263 / 9780313376269
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1434 pages, 404 Illustrations, unspecified
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This comprehensive reference work introduces food culture from more than 150 countries and cultures around the world-including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places. From babka to baklava to the groundnut stew of Ghana, food culture can tell us where we've been-and maybe even where we're going.

Filled with succinct, yet highly informative entries, the four-volume Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia covers all of the planet's nation-states, as well as various tribes and marginalized peoples.

Thus, in addition to coverage on countries as disparate as France, Ethiopia, and Tibet, there are also entries on Roma Gypsies, the Maori of New Zealand, and the Saami of northern Europe.

There is even a section on food in outer space, detailing how and what astronauts eat and how they prepare for space travel as far as diet and nutrition are concerned. Each entry offers information about foodstuffs, meals, cooking methods, recipes, eating out, holidays and celebrations, and health and diet.

Vignettes help readers better understand other cultures, while the inclusion of selected recipes lets them recreate dishes from other lands. Entries covering over 150 countries and cultures from around the worldMore than 100 expert contributorsVignettes An index that facilitates cross-cultural comparison


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