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Rice and Beans : a Unique Dish in a Hundred Places.

Author: Richard Wilk; Livia Barbosa
Publisher: Oxford : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.
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Rice and Beans is a book about the paradox of local and global. On the one hand, this is a globe-spanning dish, a simple source of complete nutrition for billions of people in hundreds of countries. On the other hand, in every place people insist that rice and beans is a local invention, deeply rooted in a particular history and culture. How can something so universal also be so particular? The authors of this book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
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Wilk, Richard.
Rice and Beans : A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places.
Oxford : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wilk; Livia Barbosa
ISBN: 9781847889058 1847889050
OCLC Number: 857941994
Description: 1 online resource (527 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; 1 A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places; 2 The Transnational Dish of the Motherland: The African Roots of Rice and Beans; 3 The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Rice and Beans in Modern Cuba; 4 Jamaica Coat of Arms: Rice and Peas; 5 Beans, Peas, and Rice in the Eastern Caribbean; 6 Rice and Beans, Beans and Rice: The Perfect Couple; 7 Beyond Rice Neutrality: Beans as Patria, Locus, and Domus in the Brazilian Culinary System; 8 Cookup Rice: Guyana's Culinary Dougla and the Performance of Guyanese Identities. 9 All in One Pot: The Place of Rice and Beans in Panama's Regional and National Cuisine10 Defending National Foodways: Laying Claim to Tradition in Costa Rica; 11 Nationalizing the Ordinary Dish: Rice and Beans in Belize; 12 Rice and Beans, a Staple on Even the Most Respectable Mexican Tables; 13 Red Beans and Rebuilding: An Iconic Dish, Memory, and Culture in New Orleans; 14 Conclusions; List of Illustrations; Notes on Contributors; eCopyright.

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An exploration of the dish around the world, from the culinary variances of this inherently local dish from cultures across Brazil to West Africa, to a broader account of the universal significance  Read more...

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Rice and Beans provides an excellent examination and deep insight into the important and varied roles these food play in the diets, lives, and cultures of people across the Americas. * Jane Fajans, Read more...

 
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