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The Peppers, Cracklings, and Knots of Wool Cookbook
The Peppers, Cracklings, and Knots of Wool Cookbook (October 1999)
The Global Migration of African Cuisine
Diane M. Spivey - Author

"According to the philosopher Bertrand Russell, civilization was born out of the pursuit of luxury. Food is not only a basic for survival, it is also a major theme in civilization. This book introduces us to Africa's contribution to an emerging global cuisine." -- Ali A. Mazrui, Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies

"I have been studying African culture for more than half a century, and know of nothing in the field of food and c...(Read More)
 
 
Ethical Vegetarianism
Ethical Vegetarianism (January 1999)
From Pythagoras to Peter Singer
Kerry S. Walters - Editor
Lisa Portmess - Editor

"Ethical Vegetarianism offers just the right mix of 'food for thought.' The movement for a more peaceful world has for too long hungered for a book like this. Here, truly, is a volume devoted to what we eat that belongs alongside those more numerous books describing how to cook it." -- Tom Regan, author of The Case for Animal Rights

For vegetarians seeking the historical roots of vegetarianism, for animal rights ac...(Read More)
 
 
Eating Culture
Eating Culture (August 1998)
Ron Scapp - Editor
Brian Seitz - Editor

Explores the relationship between eating and culture from a variety of perspectives, including anthropology, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, race studies, architecture, and AIDS discourse.

"The probing and finely detailed analyses of contemporary eating practices provided by Eating Culture make it an important contribution to contemporary cultural studies. Although the book takes as its subject a topic of ...(Read More)
 
 
The Eternal Food
The Eternal Food (September 1992)
Gastronomic Ideas and Experiences of Hindus and Buddhists
R. S. Khare - Editor

The interdisciplinary approaches presented here investigate food in India and Sri Lanka for its wide ranging cultural meaning and uses. The authors examine food in religious and literary contexts, where saints, ritualists, poets, and the divine often provide grounds for a practically inexhaustible hermeneutics.

The Eternal Food focuses on reflexive cultural expressions and personal experiences that food elicits in the region. Conce...(Read More)
 
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