Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom: Excursions Into Eating, Culture, and the Past
Beacon Press, 1996 - 149 pages
A renowned anthropologist explores the history and meaning of eating in America.
Addressing issues ranging from the global phenomenon of Coca-Cola to the diets of American slaves, Sidney Mintz shows how our choices about food are shaped by a vast and increasingly complex global economy. He demonstrates that our food choices have enormous and often surprising significance.
"A buffet of information."
— Gael McCarthy, The New York Times
"A collection of thoughtful. . . . essays. [Mintz's] writing is intellectually lively and stylistically colorful."
—Colman Andrews, Saveur
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Mintz has drawn on his academic training as an anthropologist, his father's interest in food, and his mother's interest in politics to produce this relatively short yet scholarly analysis of "what ... Read full review
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