The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover's Tour of the New American South

The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover's Tour of the New American South

by Paul Knipple, Angela Knipple

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469622231
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paul Knipple, native of Memphis, is a freelance food writer and long-time member of the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Angela Knipple, native of Memphis, is a freelance food writer and long-time member of the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Table of Contents

Foreword John T. Edge ix

Preface: We Are All from Somewhere Else xi

Introduction: Keepers of the Flame 1

Part I Seeking The American Dream

1 Mexico: Up by the Bootstraps 17

2 Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic: Refugees, Politics, and the Plate 35

3 Kurds: A People without a Country 59

Part II Living the American Dream

4 Central and South America: Family 75

5 Vietnam: Community 102

6 Bosnia: Extended Community 118

7 The Indian Subcontinent: Feeding the Technology Boom 133

8 Japan and South Korea: Blue Collars and Bluefin 153

Part III Bringing Tradition to the Table

9 China: The Secret Menu 173

10 Kosher and Halal: Keeping the Faith in the Land of Pork 192

11 Europe: Haute Cuisine and Double Standards? 213

12 Africa: Returning from Gumbo to N'gombo 236

Afterword 253

Suggested Reading 255

Acknowledgments 257

Index of Recipes 259

General Index 261

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Let fastidious foodies whine that American food isn't what it used to be. Paul and Angela Knipple celebrate the delicious truth that the fare of our nation--in this case, the South--indeed is always changing and incalculably enriched by new dishes brought by immigrants from around the world.--Jane and Michael Stern, Roadfood.com

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