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The anthropologists' cookbook

Author: Jessica Kuper; Joan Bouza Koster
Publisher: London ; New York : Kegan Paul International : Distributed by John Wiley, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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In the classic cookbook tradition, contributors (in this case, anthropologists from all over the world), include a list of ingredients and details on how to prepare and serve the meals. But, more than a list of remarkable recipes, this book provides a feast of insights into the varied phenomena of intercultural cuisine from an anthropological point of view, ranging from an examination of the significance of special  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anthropologists' cookbook.
London ; New York : Kegan Paul International : Distributed by John Wiley, 1997
(OCoLC)891408708
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Kuper; Joan Bouza Koster
ISBN: 0710305311 9780710305312 0710305435 9780710305435
OCLC Number: 35521672
Description: xiv, 248 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface / Jessica Kuper --
Introduction / Mary Douglas --
Some unusual ingredients and possible substitutes. --
Section 1. Europe: Le stockfish / Julian Pitt-Rivers --
Serve it forth : food and feasting in late medieval England / Lorna J. Sass --
From the flocks of Greece : galopita (milk pie) / Joan Bouza Koster --
From the wilds of Greece : hortopita (wild greens pie) / Mari H. Clark Forbes --
Melitera : Greek island cheese-cakes / Margaret Kenna --
The Spanish pig preserves : the olla and the ham / Susan Tax Freeman --
Faroese fare / Anthonly Jackson --
Bosnian coffee / Eugene Hammel --
Leiden Hutspot : the first food after the siege / David S. Moyer --
Meydiha's kisir : a wheat dish from southern Turkey / Marianne Leach and Jerry Leach --
On strata in the kitchen, or, The archaeology of tasting / Joseph Rykwert. --
Section 2. Africa: Cooking in the garden of Ensete / William Shack and Dorothy Shack --
Some Yoruba ways with yams / William Bascom --
Cameroon koki : a bean pudding from Bangwa / Robert Brain --
An adaptation of Tiv sesame chicken / Laura Bohannan --
Ghanian groundnut stew / Esther Goody --
Groundnut stew from Sierra Leone / Carol P. MacCormack --
Snacks and stew from Ghana / Lynn Brydon --
A sauce fro Sierra Leone / Carol P. MacCormack --
Social aspects of Iteso cookery / Ivan Karp and Patricia Karp --
Food and recipes in Padhola / Anne Sharman --
Malagasy cooking / Bakoly Domenichine Raiaramana --
Two recipes from southern Morocco / Allan R. Meyers and Anne R. Meyers --
Tasty little dishes of the Cape / Sheila Patterson. Section 3. The New World: A Mexican Fish for Easter / Eva Hunt --
Rice and old clothes / Stephen Gudeman and Roxane Gudeman --
Peruvian cebiche / Eugene Hammel --
Maroon jerk pork and other Jamaican cooking / Barbara Klamon Kopytoff --
Songhees salmon : the Dick Family recipes / Annette Dick, Thelma Dick and Edward Dick --
Fish chowder with the Chugach Eskimos / Frederica de Laguna --
Amazonian smoked fish and meat : a technique from the Barasana Indians of the Vaupés region of Colombia / Stephen Hugh-Jones --
Three recipes from the Trumai Indians / Aurore Monod-Becquelin --
Green chili stew of the South West / Robin Fox --
Cooking and eating among the Siriono of Bolivia / Allan R. Holmberg --
New York City's most Jewish restaurant : the food, its meaning, and the secret language of the Jews / Jack Kugelmass. --
Section 4. Asia: Time and menu / Jacques Dournes --
Fish in Laos / Alan Davidson --
Kammu dishes / Kristina Lindell and Damrong Tayanin --
Food with the Yao / Annette Hubert-Schoumann --
Cooking in a Kelantan fishing village, Malaya / Rosemary Firth --
Foods of Bali / Ingela Gerdin --
Pukkai / Dennis McGilvray --
Oyakodonburi from Japan / Naomichi Ishige --
Catholic Goan food / Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes. --
Section 5. The Pacific and Australia: Kapu and noa : food and eating in Old Hawai'i / Kaori O'Connor --
Roasting dog (or a substitute) in an earth oven : an unusual method of preparation from Ponape / Naomichi Ishige --
The earth oven : an alternative to the barbeque from the highlands of Papua New Guinea / Paul Sillitoe --
The natives live well / Isobel White. Section 6. The anthropology of cooking: The roast and the boiled / Claude Lévi-Strauss.
Responsibility: edited by Jessica Kuper ; illustrations by Joan Koster.

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A delicious and erudite cookery book, culled from the culinary experiences of anthropologists . . . I can't think of a better present for greedy people with inquiring minds.

 
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