Latino Food Culture

Latino Food Culture

by Zilkia Janer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313340277

ISBN-13: 9780313340277

Pub. Date: 03/30/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Latino cuisine has always been a part of American foodways, but the recent growth of a diverse Latino population in the form of documented and undocumented immigrants, refugees, and exiles has given rise to a pan-Latino food phenomenon. These various food cultures in the United States are expertly overviewed here together in depth for the first time. Many Mexican

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Latino cuisine has always been a part of American foodways, but the recent growth of a diverse Latino population in the form of documented and undocumented immigrants, refugees, and exiles has given rise to a pan-Latino food phenomenon. These various food cultures in the United States are expertly overviewed here together in depth for the first time. Many Mexican American, Cuban American, Puerto Ricans, Dominican American, and Central and South American communities in the United States are considered transnational because they actively participate in the economy, politics, and culture of both the United States and their countries of origin. The pan-Latino food culture that is emerging in the United States is also a transnational phenomenon that constantly nurtures and is nurtured by national and regional cuisines. They all combine in kaleidoscopic ways their shared gastronomic wealth of Spanish and Amerindian cuisines with different African, European and Asian culinary traditions. This book discusses the ongoing development of Latino food culture, giving special attention to how Latinos are adapting and transforming Latin American and international elements to create one of the most vibrant cuisines today.

This is essential reading for crucial cultural insight into Latinos from all backgrounds. Readers will learn about the diverse elements of an evolving pan-Latino food culture-the history of the various groups and their foodstuffs, cooking, meals and eating habits, special occasions, and diet and health. Representative recipes and photos are interspersed in the essays. A chronology, glossary, resource guide, and bibliography make this a one-stop resource for every library.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313340277
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2008
Series:
Food Cultures in America Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chronology

1. Historical Overview

2. Major Foods and Ingredients

3. Cooking

4. Meals

5. Eating Out

6. Special Occasions

7. Diet and Health

Glossary

Resource Guide

Bibliography

Index

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