Ethnic American Food Today

Author: Lucy M. Long
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442227316
Size: 19.90 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ethnic American Food Today introduces readers to the myriad ethnic food cultures in the U.S. today. Entries are organized alphabetically by nation and present the background and history of each food culture along with explorations of the place of that food in mainstream American society today. Many of the entries draw upon ethnographic research and personal experience, giving insights into the meanings of various ethnic food traditions as well as into what, how, and why people of different ethnicities are actually eating today. The entries look at foodways—the network of activities surrounding food itself—as well as the beliefs and aesthetics surrounding that food, and the changes that have occurred over time and place. They also address stereotypes of that food culture and the culture’s influence on American eating habits and menus, describing foodways practices in both private and public contexts, such as restaurants, groceries, social organizations, and the contemporary world of culinary arts. Recipes of representative or iconic dishes are included. This timely two-volume encyclopedia addresses the complexity—and richness—of both ethnicity and food in America today.

Cairo

Author: Claire E. Francy
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 977416203X
Size: 13.42 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The guide described by The New York Times as “indispensable,†revised and updated for 2008, fills a vital niche for expatriates and Cairenes alike who need a helping hand to organize-and enjoy—the challenges of a sojourn in Cairo. The basics of daily life—finding a flat, transporting personal goods, investigating school options for children, navigating Egypt’s famous bureaucracy, and the intricacies of feeding and clothing oneself and one’s family from the local market—are all detailed here. Advice gathered from a wide range of Cairo insiders, both native and foreign, gives the reader a cornucopia of current facts on prices, neighborhoods, product availability, work and business opportunities, and the dizzying range of cultural and leisure pursuits that Cairo is famous for. The format of this edition addresses the needs of independently minded tourists, as well as residents, by the inclusion of: an A-to-Z directory of goods, services, and interests subdivided by neighborhood; a language section on the basics of Cairene Arabic; and details on shopping and sightseeing from a resident’s perspective. Cairo: The Practical Guide, now in its sixteenth edition, is the key to deciphering the complexities of living, working, and enjoying life in one of the world’s most exciting and dauntingly complex mega-cities.

Flavors Of The Triangle An International Festival Of Raleigh

Author: Karin Shank
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781312462465
Size: 11.54 MB
Format: PDF
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The International Festival of Raleigh has been celebrating multicultural diversity with global performances, food, art, games, cultural exhibits and education since 1985. Over 60 local ethnic communities ranging from Afghan to Zairian participate each year to showcase their cuisine, dance, and music; to share traditions and to showcase the Research Triangle’s unique cultural diversity. This cookbook is a product of these communities’ contributions, and you will find mouth-watering, authentic recipes from around the world provided by our ethnic groups. Special thanks go to the wonderful volunteer cookbook committee who have tirelessly researched, compiled and tested the recipes for your enjoyment. I had the honor to taste-test some of the dishes and can attest they are really magnificent. We hope you have as much fun on your trip around the world as we did, as you try all these delicious recipes. Enjoy!