Culinary Art and Anthropology

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  • Culinary Art and Anthropology is an anthropological study of food. It focuses on taste and flavor using an original interpretation of Alfred Gell's theory of the "art nexus." Grounded in ethnography, it explores the notion of cooking as an embodied skill and artistic practice. The integral role and concept of "flavor" in everyday life is examined among cottage industry barbacoa makers in Milpa Alta, an outer district of Mexico City. Women's work and local festive occasions are examined against a background of material on professional chefs who reproduce "traditional" Mexican cooking in restaurant settings. Including recipes to allow readers to practice the art of Mexican cooking, Culinary Art and Anthropology offers a sensual, theoretically sophisticated model for understanding food anthropologically. It will appeal to social scientists, food lovers, and those interested in the growing fields of food studies and the anthropology of the senses.
  • Author:
    Joy Adapon
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    394.120972
    EAN:
    9781847882134
    ISBN:
    1847882137
    Label:
    Berg Publishers
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $109.95
    Manufacturer:
    Berg Publishers
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    192
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2008-09-15
    Publisher:
    Berg Publishers
    Studio:
    Berg Publishers
    Title:
    Culinary Art and Anthropology
    Release Date:
    2008-09-30

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