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Culinary Art and Anthropology Joy Adapon

Culinary Art and Anthropology

Joy Adapon

Published August 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781847886064
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192 pages
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Culinary Art and Anthropology is an anthropological study of food. It focuses on taste and flavour using an original interpretation of Alfred Gells theory of the art nexus. Grounded in ethnography, it explores the notion of cooking as an embodiedMoreCulinary Art and Anthropology is an anthropological study of food. It focuses on taste and flavour using an original interpretation of Alfred Gells theory of the art nexus. Grounded in ethnography, it explores the notion of cooking as an embodied skill and artistic practice. The integral role and concept of flavour in everyday life is examined among cottage industry barbacoa makers in Milpa Alta, an outer district of Mexico City. Womens work and local festive occasions are examined against a background of material on professional chefs who reproduce traditional Mexican cooking in restaurant settings.Including recipes to allow readers to practise the art of Mexican cooking, Culinary Art and Anthropology offers a sensual, theoretically sophisticated model for understanding food anthropologically. It will appeal to social scientists, food lovers, and those interested in the growing fields of food studies and the anthropology of the senses.