Food Culture In South America

Food Culture In South America

by Jose E. Raphael Lovera
     
 

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What you can get, how you prepare it, how you serve it and to whom, and what you think about it pretty much sums up our relationship with food, but in South America each step has its own myths, lore, and intention, depending on location (primarily the Andes, the Llanos and Pampas, Amazonia and the coastal areas) and situation, including the religious and social… See more details below

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What you can get, how you prepare it, how you serve it and to whom, and what you think about it pretty much sums up our relationship with food, but in South America each step has its own myths, lore, and intention, depending on location (primarily the Andes, the Llanos and Pampas, Amazonia and the coastal areas) and situation, including the religious and social calendar. Lovera (history, U. Central de Venezuela), who is also the director of a program that trains chefs and promotes South American gastronomy, gives an extensive overview of why certain foods are prepared in certain ways and includes a very interesting chapter on perceptions about health and diet, along with photographs, maps, and a collection of complete menus for meals with recipes. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

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"[T]ells of the traditions and culinary history of the primary cultures and groups which make up modern South America….Especially recommended for college-level collections strong in ethnic and food history."

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MBR Bookwatch

"Makes interesting reading and usefully fills out a particular dimension of South America's history. But apart from its value for scholars and students, Food Culture in South America will provide much fascinating background for those who already enjoy eating and/or cooking Latin American food."

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The British Bulletin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313062292
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2005
Series:
Food Culture around the World Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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