Cuisine and Empire

Rachel Laudan tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the world’s great cuisines—from the mastery of grain cooking some twenty thousand years ago, to the present—in this superbly researched book.

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Author: Rachel Laudan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520286313

Category: Cooking

Page: 488

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Rachel Laudan tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the world’s great cuisines—from the mastery of grain cooking some twenty thousand years ago, to the present—in this superbly researched book. Probing beneath the apparent confusion of dozens of cuisines to reveal the underlying simplicity of the culinary family tree, she shows how periodic seismic shifts in “culinary philosophy”—beliefs about health, the economy, politics, society and the gods—prompted the construction of new cuisines, a handful of which, chosen as the cuisines of empires, came to dominate the globe. Cuisine and Empire shows how merchants, missionaries, and the military took cuisines over mountains, oceans, deserts, and across political frontiers. Laudan’s innovative narrative treats cuisine, like language, clothing, or architecture, as something constructed by humans. By emphasizing how cooking turns farm products into food and by taking the globe rather than the nation as the stage, she challenges the agrarian, romantic, and nationalistic myths that underlie the contemporary food movement.

Bountiful Empire

In Bountiful Empire, Priscilla Mary Işın examines the changing meanings of the Ottoman Empire’s foodways as they evolved over more than five centuries.

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Author: Priscilla Mary Isin

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780239392

Category: Cooking

Page: 280

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The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest and longest-lasting empires in history—and one of the most culinarily inclined. In this powerful and complex concoction of politics, culture, and cuisine, the production and consumption of food reflected the lives of the empire’s citizens from sultans to soldiers. Food bound people of different classes and backgrounds together, defining identity and serving symbolic functions in the social, religious, political, and military spheres. In Bountiful Empire, Priscilla Mary Işın examines the changing meanings of the Ottoman Empire’s foodways as they evolved over more than five centuries. Işın begins with the essential ingredients of this fascinating history, examining the earlier culinary traditions in which Ottoman cuisine was rooted, such as those of the Central Asian Turks, Abbasids, Seljuks, and Byzantines. She goes on to explore the diverse aspects of this rich culinary culture, including etiquette, cooks, restaurants, military food, food laws, and food trade. Drawing on everything from archival documents to poetry and featuring more than one hundred delectable illustrations, this meticulously researched, beautiful volume offers fresh and lively insight into an empire and cuisine that until recent decades have been too narrowly viewed through orientalist spectacles.

Tastes of Byzantium

Andrew Dalby's "Tastes of Byzantium" now reveals in astonishing detail, for the first time, what was eaten in the court of the Eastern Roman Empire - and how it was cooked.

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Author: Andrew Dalby

Publisher: Tauris Parke

ISBN: 1838600361

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 135

For centuries, the food and culinary delights of the Byzantine empire - centred on Constantinople - have captivated the west, although it appeared that very little information had been passed down to us. Andrew Dalby's "Tastes of Byzantium" now reveals in astonishing detail, for the first time, what was eaten in the court of the Eastern Roman Empire - and how it was cooked. Fusing the spices of the Romans with the seafood and simple local food of the Aegean and Greek world, the cuisine of the Byzantines was unique and a precursor to much of the food of modern Turkey and Greece. Bringing this vanished cuisine to life in vivid and sensual detail, Dalby describes the sights and smells of Constantinople and its marketplaces, relates travellers' tales and paints a comprehensive picture of the recipes and customs of the empire and their relationship to health and the seasons, love and medicine. For food-lovers and historians alike, "Tastes of Byzantium" is both essential and riveting - an extraordinary illumination of everyday life in the Byzantine world.

Flavors of Empire

"One night in Bangkok" : food and the everyday life of empire -- "Chasing the yum" : food procurement and early Thai Los Angeles -- Too hot to handle? restaurants and Thai American identity -- "More than a place of worship" : food festivals ...

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Author: Mark Padoongpatt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520293748

Category: History

Page: 272

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With a uniquely balanced combination of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy flavors, Thai food burst onto Los Angeles's culinary scene in the 1980s. Flavors of Empire examines the rise of Thai food and the way it shaped the racial and ethnic contours of Thai American identity and community. Full of vivid oral histories and new material from the archives, this book explores the factors that made foodways central to the Thai American experience. Starting with American Cold War intervention in Thailand, Mark Padoongpatt traces how informal empire allowed U.S. citizens to discover Thai cuisine abroad and introduce it inside the United States. When Thais arrived in Los Angeles, they reinvented and repackaged Thai food in various ways to meet the rising popularity of the cuisine in urban and suburban spaces. Padoongpatt opens up the history, politics, and tastes of Thai food for the first time, all while demonstrating how race emerges in seemingly mundane and unexpected places.

Food Culture in Colonial Asia

Presenting a social history of colonial food practices in India, Malaysia and Singapore, this book discusses the contribution that Asian domestic servants made towards the development of this cuisine between 1858 and 1963.

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Author: Cecilia Leong-Salobir

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136726545

Category: History

Page: 208

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Presenting a social history of colonial food practices in India, Malaysia and Singapore, this book discusses the contribution that Asian domestic servants made towards the development of this cuisine between 1858 and 1963. Domestic cookbooks, household management manuals, memoirs, diaries and travelogues are used to investigate the culinary practices in the colonial household, as well as in clubs, hill stations, hotels and restaurants. Challenging accepted ideas about colonial cuisine, the book argues that a distinctive cuisine emerged as a result of negotiation and collaboration between the expatriate British and local people, and included dishes such as curries, mulligatawny, kedgeree, country captain and pish pash. The cuisine evolved over time, with the indigenous servants preparing both local and European foods. The book highlights both the role and representation of domestic servants in the colonies. It is an important contribution for students and scholars of food history and colonial history, as well as Asian Studies.

Cuisine and Culture

Now revised and updated, this Third Edition is more comprehensive and insightful than ever before.

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Author: Linda Civitello

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470403716

Category: Cooking

Page: 448

View: 185

An illuminating account of how history shapes our diets—now in a new revised and updated Third Edition Why did the ancient Romans believe cinnamon grew in swamps guarded by giant killer bats? How did African cultures imported by slavery influence cooking in the American South? What does the 700-seat McDonald's in Beijing serve in the age of globalization? With the answers to these and many more such questions, Cuisine and Culture, Third Edition presents an engaging, entertaining, and informative exploration of the interactions among history, culture, and food. From prehistory and the earliest societies in the Fertile Crescent to today's celebrity chefs, Cuisine and Culture, Third Edition presents a multicultural and multiethnic approach to understanding how and why major historical events have affected and defined the culinary traditions in different societies. Now revised and updated, this Third Edition is more comprehensive and insightful than ever before. Covers prehistory through the present day—from the discovery of fire to the emergence of television cooking shows Explores how history, culture, politics, sociology, and religion have determined how and what people have eaten through the ages Includes a sampling of recipes and menus from different historical periods and cultures Features French and Italian pronunciation guides, a chronology of food books and cookbooks of historical importance, and an extensive bibliography Includes all-new content on technology, food marketing, celebrity chefs and cooking television shows, and Canadian cuisine. Complete with revealing historical photographs and illustrations, Cuisine and Culture is an essential introduction to food history for students, history buffs, and food lovers.

A Taste of Empire

A Taste of Empire is a wacky, one-chef, culinary exploration of global food domination and the conquest of our appetites.

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Author: Jovanni Sy

Publisher: Talonbooks

ISBN: 1772011606

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 319

A Taste of Empire is a wacky, one-chef, culinary exploration of global food domination and the conquest of our appetites.

Tastes of Byzantium

Andrew Dalby's 'Tastes of Byzantium' now reveals in astonishing detail, for the first time, what was eaten in the court of the Eastern Roman Empire - and how it was cooked.

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Author: Andrew Dal

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9780857717313

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 195

For centuries the food and culinary delights of the Byzantine empire - centred on Constantinople - have captivated the west, although it appeared that very little information had been passed down to us. Andrew Dalby's 'Tastes of Byzantium' now reveals in astonishing detail, for the first time, what was eaten in the court of the Eastern Roman Empire - and how it was cooked. Fusing the spices of the Romans with the seafood and simple local food of the Aegean and Greek world, the cuisine of the Byzantines was unique and a precursor to much of the food of modern Turkey and Greece. Bringing this vanished cuisine to life in vivid and sensual detail, Dalby describes the sights and smells of Constantinople and its marketplaces, relates travellers' tales and paints a comprehensive picture of the recipes and customs of the empire and their relationship to health and the seasons, love and medicine. For food-lovers and historians alike, 'Tastes of Byzantium' is both essential and riveting - an extraordinary illumination of everyday life in the Byzantine world. 'A fascinating read, with its descriptions of the glittering centre of an empire. Along with his portrait of Byzantines feasting on spiced wine and sugary sweets, Dalby includes many colourful observations.' - Charles Perry, Cornucopia 'A delightful book... Tastes of Byzantium offers a novel and humane approach to the Byzantines and their culture, and one that should appeal to Byzantinists as well as general readers.' - The Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Greek Cooking

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Author: Ruth Kershner

Publisher: Gramercy

ISBN: 0517239329

Category: Cooking, Greek

Page: 80

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United Empire

Country House comfort and perfect cuisine . Large and attractive gardens . All
bedrooms with hot and cold water , gas and electric fires . Hotel Garage .
NEAREST HOTEL TO SEAFORD GOLF CLUB Resident Proprietress - Mrs . G.
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ISBN: UCAL:B2908919

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Korean Monarchy

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

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Author: Source: Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1233069462

Category:

Page: 56

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 55. Chapters: Korean Empire, Korean royal court cuisine, Korean royalty, Royal residences in South Korea, Joseon Dynasty, List of monarchs of Korea, Gyeongbokgung, House of Yi, Changdeokgung, Tongnip Sinmun, Korean Empire Aegukga, Changgyeonggung, Unhyeongung, Taft-Katsura Agreement, Bibimbap, Heo Hwang-ok, Hague Secret Emissary Affair, Genealogy of the Goryeo Dynasty, Yuja hwachae, Tteokguk, Baesuk, Phoenix Throne, Gujeolpan, Sinseollo, Wongudan, Tarakjuk, Prince Yangnyeong, Deoksugung, Yukhoe, Gyeonghuigung, Iljinhoe, Wang Go, Korea royal refuge at the Russian legation, Severance Hospital, Kim Inmun, Five Eulsa Traitors, Eomandu, Jatjuk, Wang Toghtua Bukha, Wolgwachae, Buyeo Pung, So Seo-no, Independence Gate, Kim Alcheon, Buyeo Yung, Jehotang, Royal Noble Consort, Dae Gwang-hyeon, People's joint association, Queen Jeongseong, Imperial Seal of Korea, Independence Club. Excerpt: Joseon (July 1392 - October 1897) (also Chos?n, Choson, Chosun), was a Korean state founded by Taejo Yi Seong-gye that lasted for approximately five centuries. It was founded in the aftermath of the overthrow of the Goryeo Kingdom at what is today the city of Kaesong. Early on, Korea was retitled and the capital was relocated to modern-day Seoul and the kingdom's northernmost borders were expanded to the natural boundaries at the Amnok and Duman rivers (through the subjugation of the Jurchens). Joseon was the last royal and later imperial dynasty of Korean history. It was the longest ruling Confucian dynasty. During its reign, Joseon consolidated its absolute rule over Korea, encouraged the entrenchment of Korean Confucian ideals and doctrines in Korean society, imported and adapted Chinese culture, and saw the height of classical Korean culture, trade, science, literature, and technology. However, the dynasty was severely weakened during the late 16th a...

Frommer s dollarwise guide to Austria Hungary

Food and Drink Cooking has never been ruled by treaties or dates. With the
empire gone and the country today a small, neutral republic in Central Europe,
Austrian cuisine has survived as one of the last remnants of a vanished empire.

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Author: Darwin Porter

Publisher: Frommers

ISBN: 0671620576

Category: Travel

Page: 610

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Revised and expanded, this guide seeks out the best travel values in these two entrancing countries, for the traveler going budget or deluxe.

Qantas Empire Airways

... Chinese lettuce, tofu (beancurds), mushrooms, shirataki (fine vermicelli-like
threads of gelatinous starch), dashi (soup stock), soy sauce, sugar and sake. All
ingredients are put in a shallow pan, and cooking is done at the table by a
waitress.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015863082

Category: Airlines

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Arab Perspectives

The Arabs , who in the seventh century A.D. began to establish their immense
Muslim empire , inherited the cuisine of the lands they conquered , a style of
cooking enriched by more than two thousand years of experiment and refinement
.

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3014794

Category: Arab countries

Page:

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A Visual History of Cookery

Vegetables such as peppers were quickly integrated into Spanish cuisine ,
however tomatoes took years to become popular . The Spanish Empire spread
across South and Central America , Mexico , southern and western points of what
is ...

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Author: Duncan McCorquodale

Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited

ISBN: PSU:000067777785

Category: Art

Page: 349

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A Visual History of Cookery is a review of the visual representation of food historically and globally. The book looks at food throughout the ages, the development of food branding, the culture of celebrity chefs and the stylization of the cookbook. The book is split into sections which explore the culinary traditions from Italy, France, Spain and the USA, with vibrant food photography and illustrations depicting cooking methods, celebrated dishes, eating habits and food festivals. A Visual History of Cookery also takes a look at the iconic branding behind the food we buy and the restaurants we eat in?from McDonalds to the critically acclaimed El Bulli. Alongside features on celebrity chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Delia Smith, Giorgio Locatelli and the fictional Betty Crocker. Visually stunning with contributions from esteemed food writers, chefs and restaurateurs including AA Gill, Ferran Adrià, Anthony Bourdain and Alice Waters, A Visual History of Cookery is a book that all foodies, designers and homemakers will relish.

Cooking India

This paper traces the history of Indian cookbooks from the nineteenth century to the present, explaining how food texts and food culture act as a method of identification.

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Author: Suraj Lakshminarasimhan

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1103439538

Category: Cookbooks

Page: 111

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This paper traces the history of Indian cookbooks from the nineteenth century to the present, explaining how food texts and food culture act as a method of identification. This paper attempts to illustrate how cookbooks demonstrate discourses of colonialism and nationalism as well as postcolonial identity construction, revealing how cookbooks both codify and contradict tradition and modernity. This study begins by analyzing cookbooks produced by British writers in India and at home, showing how cookbook authors represented Indian cuisine as both an antithesis to European fare, yet also as an aspect of British identity. British cookbook authors in the subcontinent sought to organize, simplify, or "improve" Indian cuisine, while cookbooks produced in Great Britain understood the cuisine of the empire as the cuisine of the nation. From there, this paper examines cookbooks and food discourse by Indian nationalists, noting how they called for a return to traditional Indian food as well as adapting "modern cooking" to suit norms of domesticity. The analysis moves to Indian cookbooks produced after independence explaining how they continued to define identity through food. Rather than a singular Indian identity produced as a result of Indian independence, cookbooks produced after 1947 demonstrate various interpretations of Indian identity by Indian authors, all seeking to define India and its food based on their preconceptions and interpretations. This study concludes with the abundance of cookbooks since economic liberalization focusing on the tension between tradition and modernity as a parallel to India's identity contest in present politics.

Egyptian Cuisine

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Author: Nagwa El-Fayoumi Khalil

Publisher: Passeggiata Press

ISBN: IND:39000001925671

Category: House & Home

Page: 406

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Haute Cuisine

Beginning with this guide and the cookbooks that followed, French chefs of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries codified the cuisine of the French aristocracy.

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Author: Amy B. Trubek

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812217764

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

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"Paris is the culinary centre of the world. All the great missionaries of good cookery have gone forth from it, and its cuisine was, is, and ever will be the supreme expression of one of the greatest arts of the world," observed the English author of The Gourmet Guide to Europe in 1903. Even today, a sophisticated meal, expertly prepared and elegantly served, must almost by definition be French. For a century and a half, fine dining the world over has meant French dishes and, above all, French chefs. Despite the growing popularity in the past decade of regional American and international cuisines, French terms like julienne, saute, and chef de cuisine appear on restaurant menus from New Orleans to London to Tokyo, and culinary schools still consider the French methods essential for each new generation of chefs. Amy Trubek, trained as a professional chef at the Cordon Bleu, explores the fascinating story of how the traditions of France came to dominate the culinary world. One of the first reference works for chefs, Ouverture de Cuisine, written by Lancelot de Casteau and published in 1604, set out rules for the preparation and presentation of food for the nobility. Beginning with this guide and the cookbooks that followed, French chefs of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries codified the cuisine of the French aristocracy. After the French Revolution, the chefs of France found it necessary to move from the homes of the nobility to the public sphere, where they were able to build on this foundation of an aesthetic of cooking to make cuisine not only a respected profession but also to make it a French profession. French cooks transformed themselves from household servants to masters of the art of fine dining, making the cuisine of the French aristocracy the international haute cuisine. Eager to prove their "good taste," the new elites of the Industrial Age and the bourgeoisie competed to hire French chefs in their homes, and to entertain at restaurants where French chefs presided over the kitchen. Haute Cuisine profiles the great chefs of the nineteenth century, including Antonin Careme and Auguste Escoffier, and their role in creating a professional class of chefs trained in French principles and techniques, as well as their contemporary heirs, notably Pierre Franey and Julia Child. The French influence on the world of cuisine and culture is a story of food as status symbol. "Tell me what you eat," the great gastronome Brillat-Savarin wrote, "and I will tell you who you are." Haute Cuisine shows us how our tastes, desires, and history come together at a common table of appreciation for the French empire of food. Bon appetit!

Close Encounters of Empire

On the fashioning of a national identity through cuisine , see Arjun Appadurai , “
How to Make a National Cuisine : Cookbooks in Contemporary India , ”
Comparative Studies in Society and History 30 , no . 1 ( Jan . 1988 ) : 3 - 24 . 8 .
From the ...

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Author: Gilbert Michael Joseph

Publisher: American Encounters/Global Int

ISBN: UVA:X004260868

Category: History

Page: 575

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Essays that suggest new ways of understanding the role that US actors and agencies have played in Latin America." - publisher.

Empire of Disorder

global function , ” even during periods of abundance , given the myriad variety of
cuisine in the world and the resistance offered by certain types of cuisine ( African
, Arab , Chinese , French , Indian , Peruvian , etc . ) to the “ global ” cuisine ...

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Author: Alain Joxe

Publisher: Semiotext(e) Foreign Agents

ISBN: UOM:39015058200232

Category: Philosophy

Page: 221

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In The Empire of Disorder, Alain Joxe offers the first truly comprehensive analysis of the new world disorder of the twenty-first century. The contemporary world, claims Joxe, is dominated by the American empire but not ordered by it. This "leadership through chaos," based on maintaining a "creeping peace," is at the root of the present organization of violence and barbary on a global scale. At the same time, national governments--including that of the United States--are declining in influence as the imperial system fosters transnational mafias, corporations, and markets.