Cajun Foodways

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  • Cajun food has become a popular "ethnic" food throughout America during the last decade. This fascinating book explores the significance of Cajun cookery on its home turf in south Louisiana, a region marked by startling juxtapositions of the new and the old, the nationally standard and the locally unique.Neither a cookbook nor a restaurant guide, Cajun Foodways gives interpretation to the meaning of traditional Cajun food from the perspective of folklife studies and cultural anthropology. The author takes into account the modern regional popular culture in examining traditional foodways of the Cajuns.Cajuns' attention to their own traditional foodways is more than merely nostalgia or a clever marketing ploy to lure tourists and sell local products. The symbolic power of Cajun food is deeply rooted in Cajuns' ethnic identity, especially their attachments to their natural environment and their love of being with people.Foodways are an effective symbol for what it means to be a Cajun today. The reader interested in food and in cooking will find much appeal in this book, for it illustrates a new way to think about how and why people eat as they do.
  • Author:
    C. Paige Gutierrez
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    394.12089410763
    EAN:
    9780878055630
    ISBN:
    0878055630
    Label:
    University Press of Mississippi
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $25.00
    Manufacturer:
    University Press of Mississippi
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    176
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    1992-08-01
    Publisher:
    University Press of Mississippi
    Studio:
    University Press of Mississippi
    Title:
    Cajun Foodways
    Creator:
    Barry Jean Ancelet

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