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Comfort food : meanings and memories

Author: Michael Owen Jones; Lucy M Long
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2017]
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Comfort Food explores this concept with examples taken from Atlantic Canadians, Indonesians, the English in Britain, and various ethnic, regional, and religious populations as well as rural and urban residents in the United States. This volume includes studies of particular edibles and the ways in which they comfort or in some instances cause discomfort. The contributors focus on items ranging from bologna to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Comfort food.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2017]
(DLC) 2016047575
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Owen Jones; Lucy M Long
ISBN: 9781496810847 1496810848 9781496810854 1496810856
OCLC Number: 960741780
Description: vi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"Stressed" spelled backwards is "desserts" : self-medicating moods with foods / Michael Owen Jones --
From whim whams to spotted dick : "pudding, [England's] universal dish" / Rachelle H. Saltzman --
Even presidents need comfort food : tradition, food, and politics at the Valois Cafeteria / Susan Eleuterio with Barbara Banks, Phillis Humphries, and Charlene Smith --
Going for doughboys in Little Rhody : class, place, and nostalgia / Alicia Kristen --
Hungry for my past : kitchen comfort with fried bread and eggs / Jillian Gould --
Viili as a Finnish American comfort food : the long and short of it / Yvonne R. Lockwood and William G. Lockwood --
Comfort food in culinary tourism : negotiating "home" as exotic and familiar / Lucy M. Long --
"Newfie steak" : boloney as tradition and play in Newfoundland / Diane Tye --
"I know you got soul" : traditionalizing a contested cuisine / Sheila Bock --
Comfort (and discomfort) food : Social surrogacy and embodied memory in real and reel life / LuAnne Roth --
Haunted tongues and hollow comforts : examples of culinary conscience in Indonesian fiction / Annie Tucker.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Owen Jones and Lucy M. Long.

Abstract:

Comfort Food explores this concept with examples taken from Atlantic Canadians, Indonesians, the English in Britain, and various ethnic, regional, and religious populations as well as rural and urban residents in the United States. This volume includes studies of particular edibles and the ways in which they comfort or in some instances cause discomfort. The contributors focus on items ranging from bologna to chocolate, including sweet and savory puddings, fried bread with an egg in the center, dairy products, fried rice, cafeteria fare, sugary fried dough, soul food, and others. Several essays consider comfort food in the context of cookbooks, films, blogs, literature, marketing, and tourism. Of course what heartens one person might put off another, so the collection also includes takes on victuals that prove problematic. All this fare is then related to identity, family, community, nationality, ethnicity, class, sense of place, tradition, stress, health, discomfort, guilt, betrayal, and loss, contributing to and deepening our understanding of comfort food. This book offers a foundation for further appreciation of comfort food. As a subject of study, the comfort food is relevant to a number of disciplines, most obviously food studies, folkloristics, and anthropology, but also American studies, cultural studies, global and international studies, tourism, marketing, and public health. -- Amazon.com.

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