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Jewish American Food Culture

Jewish American Food Culture

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by Jonathan Deutsch, Rachel D. Saks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803226756

ISBN-13: 9780803226753

Pub. Date: 10/01/2009

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Many Jewish foods are beloved in American culture. Everyone eats bagels, and the delicatessen is ubiquitous from Midtown Manhattan to Los Angeles. Jewish American Food Culture offers readers an in-depth look at the well-known and unfamiliar Jewish dishes and the practices and culture of a diverse group. This is the source to find out what "parve" on packaging means,

Overview

Many Jewish foods are beloved in American culture. Everyone eats bagels, and the delicatessen is ubiquitous from Midtown Manhattan to Los Angeles. Jewish American Food Culture offers readers an in-depth look at the well-known and unfamiliar Jewish dishes and the practices and culture of a diverse group. This is the source to find out what "parve" on packaging means, the symbolism of particular foods that are essential to holiday celebrations, what keeping kosher entails, how meals and food rituals are approached differently depending on how religious one is and the land of one's ancestors, and much more.

An historical overview puts contemporary American Jews and their cuisine into context. Next, the main foods and ingredients of Jewish cuisine are explained. An interesting chapter on cooking practices follows. Chapters on holiday celebrations, eating out, and diet and health complete the overview. A chronology, glossary, resource guide, and selected bibliography make this an essential one-stop resource for every library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803226753
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
At Table Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


Series Foreword   Ken Albala     vii
Introduction: Jewish American Diversity     ix
Chronology     xiii
Historical Overview     1
Major Foods and Ingredients     17
Cooking     35
Typical Meals     45
Eating Out     59
Special Occasions     69
Diet and Health     105
Glossary     125
Resource Guide     129
Selected Bibliography     133
Index     135

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