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.
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‘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
Published by Beacon Press Aug 14, 1997| 170 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-1/2| ISBN 9780807046296