We Are What We Eat: Ethnic Food and the Making of Americans / Edition 1

We Are What We Eat: Ethnic Food and the Making of Americans / Edition 1

by Donna R. Gabaccia
     
 

We Are What We Eatis a complex tale of ethnic mingling and borrowing, of entrepreneurship and connoisseurship, of food as a social and political symbol and weapon--and a thoroughly entertaining history of America's culinary tradition of multiculturalism. Donna Gabaccia invites us to consider: If we are what we eat, who are we?See more details below

Overview

We Are What We Eatis a complex tale of ethnic mingling and borrowing, of entrepreneurship and connoisseurship, of food as a social and political symbol and weapon--and a thoroughly entertaining history of America's culinary tradition of multiculturalism. Donna Gabaccia invites us to consider: If we are what we eat, who are we?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674001909
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/14/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,023,637
Product dimensions:
0.61(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What Do We Eat?1
1Colonial Creoles10
2Immigration, Isolation, and Industry36
3Ethnic Entrepreneurs64
4Crossing the Boundaries of Taste93
5Food Fights and American Values122
6The Big Business of Eating149
7Of Cookbooks and Culinary Roots175
8Nouvelle Creole202
Conclusion: Who Are We?225
Sources235
Notes243
Acknowledgments269
Index273

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