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Brazilian food : race, class and identity in regional cuisines

Author: Jane Fajans
Publisher: London ; New York : Berg, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the role that food and cuisine play in the construction of identity on both the regional and national levels in Brazil through key case examples. It explores the way in which food has become an important element in attracting tourists to a region as well as a way of making aspects of a culture known beyond its borders as cookbooks, ingredients and restaurants move outward in our globalized  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Fajans
ISBN: 9780857850416 0857850415 9780857850423 0857850423 9780857850430 0857850431
OCLC Number: 761850233
Description: x, 147 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Is Bahian moqueca just be fish stew?: food and identity in Salvador, Bahia --
Para's amazonian identity: manioc six ways --
Açaí: from the Amazon to the world --
'Home cooking' from the heartland: the comida caseira of minas gerais --
Churrasco a rodízio and feijoada completa: the culinary production of an imagined --
National community --
The chemistry of identity: cooking up a new view of a nation --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Jane Fajans.

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Brazil is a nation of vast expanses and variation of geography, climate and language. Brazilian Food explores the role of food in the construction of identity through key case studies, demonstrating  Read more...

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