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Rachel Lauden: What are 'foodways'?

Rachel Lauden: What are 'foodways'?
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  • Rachel Lauden: What are 'foodways'?

    Post #1 - February 17th, 2017, 8:42 am
    Post #1 - February 17th, 2017, 8:42 am Post #1 - February 17th, 2017, 8:42 am
    Rachel Lauden has a fascinating new piece on the history and evolving meaning of the concept of "foodways", a topic that interests many of us. She begins:

    Foodways and Ways of Talking about Food

    If you have any interest in food studies or food history in the United States, you will find the term “foodways” popping up all over the place. There are books on the foodways of here, there, and everywhere, the most venerable academic food history journal is called Food and Foodways, and the annual meeting of the Southern Foodways Alliance draw hundreds of people.

    So what are foodways? And where does the word come from? And why is it so commonly used in the United States and so rarely used in Europe?


    http://www.rachellaudan.com/2017/02/19542.html

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #2 - February 17th, 2017, 12:08 pm
    Post #2 - February 17th, 2017, 12:08 pm Post #2 - February 17th, 2017, 12:08 pm
    I'm as interested in where the words come from as where the foods come from, so thanks very much for posting this, Geo.
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #3 - February 17th, 2017, 12:59 pm
    Post #3 - February 17th, 2017, 12:59 pm Post #3 - February 17th, 2017, 12:59 pm
    You bet, Katie! Rachel--an old friend--and her husband are both trained historians+philosophers of science, so, like you and me, she is as interested in the history and evolution of the meaning of a concept as she is in the content of the concept. She's done some really neat stuff, and her book is dynamite for folks like us (not to mention Cathy 2 !! : )

    Geo

    https://books.google.com/books/about/Cuisine_and_Empire.html?id=pc4kDQAAQBAJ&hl=en
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)

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