Rice and Beans: A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places

Rice and Beans: A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847889041
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Richard Wilk is Provost's Professor of Anthropology and Director of Food Studies at Indiana University. His recent books include Home Cooking in the Global Village (Berg, 2006) and Fast Food/Slow Food (2006).

Livia Barbosa is Professor of Anthropology and Research Director at the Center of Advanced Studies of the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has written extensively on food trends and habits in Brazil.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Notes on Contributors ix

1 A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places Richard Wilk Livia Barbosa 1

2 The Transnational Dish of the Motherland: The African Roots of Rice and Beans Michael W. Twitty 19

3 The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Rice and Beans in Modern Cuba Anna Cristina Pertierra 35

4 Jamaica Coat of Arms: Rice and Peas B. W. Higman 61

5 Beans, Peas, and Rice in the Eastern Caribbean Riva Berleant 81

6 Rice and Beans, Beans and Rice: The Perfect Couple Livia Barbosa 101

7 Beyond Rice Neutrality: Beans as Patria, Locus, and Domus in the Brazilian Culinary System Carlos Alberto Dória 121

8 Cookup Rice: Guyana's Culinary Dougla and the Performance of Guyanese Identities Gillian Richards-Greaves 137

9 All in One Pot: The Place of Rice and Beans in Panama's Regional and National Cuisine Carla Guerrón Montero 161

10 Defending National Foodways: Laying Claim to Tradition in Costa Rica Theresa Preston-Werner 181

11 Nationalizing the Ordinary Dish: Rice and Beans in Belize Richard Wilk 203

12 Rice and Beans, a Staple on Even the Most Respectable Mexican Tables Mari-Jose Amerlinck 219

13 Red Beans and Rebuilding: An Iconic Dish, Memory, and Culture in New Orleans David Beriss 241

14 Conclusions Sidney Mintz 265

Index 275

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