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
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom: Excursions into Eating, Power, and the PastUser Review - Goodreads
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 PastUser Review - Holly - Goodreads
This book was a required text for an anthropology class at Fort Lewis College and I picked it up used because I thought I would really enjoy it--being both a foodie and having a layman's interest in ... Read full review
Food and Its Relationship
Tasting Food Tasting Freedom
The Conquest of Honey by Sucrose
Sugar and Morality
Color Taste and Purity