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The Resource We are what we eat : ethnic food and the making of Americans, Donna R. Gabaccia ; [illustrations by Susan Keller]

We are what we eat : ethnic food and the making of Americans, Donna R. Gabaccia ; [illustrations by Susan Keller]

Label
We are what we eat : ethnic food and the making of Americans
Title
We are what we eat
Title remainder
ethnic food and the making of Americans
Statement of responsibility
Donna R. Gabaccia ; [illustrations by Susan Keller]
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Ghulam Bombaywala sells bagels in Houston. Demetrios dishes up pizza in Connecticut. The Wangs serve tacos in L.A. How ethnicity has influenced American eating habits - and thus, the make-up and direction of the American cultural mainstream - is the story told in We Are What We Eat. It is a complex tale of ethnic mingling and borrowing, entrepreneurship and connoisseurship, of food as a social and political symbol and weapon - and a thoroughly entertaining history of our culinary tradition of multiculturalism
  • We Are What We Eat follows the fortunes of dozens of enterprising immigrant cooks and grocers, street hawkers and restaurateurs who have cultivated and changed the tastes of native-born Americans from the seventeenth century to the present. The book draws a surprisingly peaceful picture of American ethnic relations, in which "Americanized" foods like Spaghetti-Os happily coexist with painstakingly pure ethnic dishes and creative hybrids
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gabaccia, Donna R.
Dewey number
394.1/2/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GT2853.U5
LC item number
G33 1998
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GT2853.U5G33
NAL item number
1998
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
394.12 G112w
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food habits
  • Ethnic food industry
  • Ethnic attitudes
  • United States
  • Cooking, American
  • Food industry and trade
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Habitudes alimentaires
  • Cuisine ethnique
  • Attitudes ethniques
  • États-Unis
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Cooking, American
  • Ethnic attitudes
  • Ethnic food industry
  • Food habits
  • Food industry and trade
  • Manners and customs
  • United States
  • Voedingsgewoonten
  • Etnische groepen
  • Ernährungsgewohnheit
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Ethnizität
  • Lebensmittelindustrie
  • USA
  • Moeurs et coutumes
  • Habitudes alimentaires
  • Attitudes ethniques
  • USA
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food
Label
We are what we eat : ethnic food and the making of Americans, Donna R. Gabaccia ; [illustrations by Susan Keller]
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Crossing the Boundaries of Taste
  • 5.
  • Food Fights and American Values
  • 6.
  • The Big Business of Eating
  • 7.
  • Of Cookbooks and Culinary Roots
  • 8.
  • Nouvelle Creole
  • Conclusion: Who Are We?
  • Introduction: What Do We Eat?
  • 1.
  • Colonial Creoles
  • 2.
  • Immigration, Isolation, and Industry
  • 3.
  • Ethnic Entrepreneurs
  • 4.
Control code
631692768
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (278 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674001909
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1pkftpz
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)631692768
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
We are what we eat : ethnic food and the making of Americans, Donna R. Gabaccia ; [illustrations by Susan Keller]
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Crossing the Boundaries of Taste
  • 5.
  • Food Fights and American Values
  • 6.
  • The Big Business of Eating
  • 7.
  • Of Cookbooks and Culinary Roots
  • 8.
  • Nouvelle Creole
  • Conclusion: Who Are We?
  • Introduction: What Do We Eat?
  • 1.
  • Colonial Creoles
  • 2.
  • Immigration, Isolation, and Industry
  • 3.
  • Ethnic Entrepreneurs
  • 4.
Control code
631692768
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (278 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674001909
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1pkftpz
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)631692768
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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