Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom: Excursions Into Eating, Culture, and the Past

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Beacon Press, 1996 - 149 pages
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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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Review: Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom: Excursions into Eating, Power, and the Past

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Nice little overview of Sidney's core themes. His preface and introduction are definitely must-reads. Read full review

Review: Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom: Excursions into Eating, Power, and the Past

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Nice little overview of Sidney's core themes. His preface and introduction are definitely must-reads. Read full review

Contents

Food and Its Relationship
2
Tasting Food Tasting Freedom
33
The Conquest of Honey by Sucrose
50
Sugar and Morality
67
Color Taste and Purity
84
Eating American
106
Notes
125
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About the author (1996)

Sidney W. Mintz, author of Worker in the Cane, Carribbean Transformations, and Sweetness and Power is professor of anthropology at Johns Hopkins University.

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