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Title LinkRice and beans : a unique dish in a hundred places / edited by Richard Wilk and Livia Barbosa.
Edition English ed.
Imprint London : Berg Publishers, 2012.
Description xii, 282 pages :  illustrations, maps ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: A unique dish in a hundred places / Richard Wilk and Livia Barbosa -- The transnational dish of the motherland : the African roots of rice and beans / Michael W. Twitty -- The more things change, the more they stay the same : rice and beans in modern Cuba / Anna Cristina Pertierra -- Jamaica coat of arms : rice and peas / B.W. Higman -- Beans, peas, and rice in the Eastern Caribbean / Riba Berleant -- Rice and beans, beans and rice : the perfect couple / Livia Barbosa -- Beyond rice neutrality : beans as patria, locus, and domus in the Brazilian culinary system / Carlos Alberto Dória -- Cookup rice : Guyana’s culinary Dougla and the performance of Guyanese identities / Gillian Richards-Greaves -- All in one pot : the place of rice and beans in Panama’s regional and national cuisine / Carla Guerrón Montero -- Defending national foodways : laying claim to tradition in Costa Rica / Theresa Preston-Werner -- Nationalizing the ordinary dish : rice and beans in Belize / Richard Wilk -- Rice and beans, a staple on even the most respectable Mexican tables / Mari-Jose Amerlinck -- Red beans and rebuilding : an iconic dish, memory, and culture in New Orleans / David Beriss.
Summary "Rice and Beans is a book about the paradox of local and global. On one hand, this is a globe-spanning dish, a simple source of complete nutrition for billions of people in hundreds of countries. On the other hand in every place people insist that rice and beans is a local invention, deeply rooted in a particular history and culture. How can something so universal also be so particular? The authors of this book explore the specific history of the versions of rice and beans beloved and indigenous in cultures from Brazil to West Africa. But they also plumb the shared African, Native American and European trans-Atlantic encounters and exchanges, and the contemporary forces of globalization and nation-building, which combine to make rice and beans a powerful substance and symbol of the relationship between food and culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject LinkFood habits -- Cross-cultural studies.
LinkCooking -- Social aspects.
LinkCooking (Rice) -- History.
LinkCooking (Beans) -- History.
Add.Author LinkWilk, Richard R.
LinkBarbosa, Lívia

System Number 000663248
ISBN Link9781847889041 (pbk.)
Link1847889042 (pbk.)

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