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The Resource Taste of the nation : the New Deal search for America's food, Camille Bégin

Taste of the nation : the New Deal search for America's food, Camille Bégin

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Taste of the nation : the New Deal search for America's food
Title
Taste of the nation
Title remainder
the New Deal search for America's food
Statement of responsibility
Camille Bégin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Camille Begin shapes a cultural and sensory history of New Deal-era eating from the FWP archives. From "ravioli, the diminutive derbies of pastries, the crowns stuffed with a well-seasoned paste" to barbeque seasoning that integrated "salt, black pepper, dried red chili powder, garlic, oregano, cumin seed, and cayenne pepper" while "tomatoes, green chili peppers, onions, and olive oil made up the sauce", Begin describes in mouth-watering detail how Americans tasted their food. They did so in ways that varied, and varied widely, depending on race, ethnicity, class, and region. Begin explores how likes and dislikes, cravings and disgust operated within local sensory economies that she culls from the FWP's vivid descriptions, visual cues, culinary expectations, recipes and accounts of restaurant meals. She illustrates how nostalgia, prescriptive gender ideals, and racial stereotypes shaped how the FWP was able to frame regional food cultures as "American."
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bégin, Camille
Dewey number
641.30097309/04
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
TX360.U6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in sensory history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food
  • Diet
  • Food writing
  • Food habits
  • United States
  • COOKING
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Diet
  • Food
  • Food habits
  • Food writing
  • Manners and customs
  • United States
  • Essgewohnheit
Label
Taste of the nation : the New Deal search for America's food, Camille Bégin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : sensing food in the New Deal era -- America eats : the making of a sensory archive -- Romance of the homemade -- Tasting place, sensing race -- An American culinary heritage? Mexican food in the Southwest -- A "well-filled melting pot" -- Conclusion : how taste is made
Control code
933596253
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252040252
Lccn
2015051453
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18j89j4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933596253
Label
Taste of the nation : the New Deal search for America's food, Camille Bégin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : sensing food in the New Deal era -- America eats : the making of a sensory archive -- Romance of the homemade -- Tasting place, sensing race -- An American culinary heritage? Mexican food in the Southwest -- A "well-filled melting pot" -- Conclusion : how taste is made
Control code
933596253
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252040252
Lccn
2015051453
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18j89j4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933596253

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