Edible Memory

Author: Jennifer A. Jordan
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022622824X
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Each week during the growing season, farmers’ markets offer up such delicious treasures as brandywine tomatoes, cosmic purple carrots, pink pearl apples, and chioggia beets—varieties of fruits and vegetables that are prized by home chefs and carefully stewarded by farmers from year to year. These are the heirlooms and the antiques of the food world, endowed with their own rich histories. While cooking techniques and flavor fads have changed from generation to generation, a Ribston Pippin apple today can taste just as flavorful as it did in the eighteenth century. But how does an apple become an antique and a tomato an heirloom? In Edible Memory, Jennifer A. Jordan examines the ways that people around the world have sought to identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of produce. In doing so, Jordan shows that these fruits and vegetables offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to a shared genetic, cultural, and culinary past. Jordan begins with the heirloom tomato, inquiring into its botanical origins in South America and its culinary beginnings in Aztec cooking to show how the homely and homegrown tomato has since grown to be an object of wealth and taste, as well as a popular symbol of the farm-to-table and heritage foods movements. She shows how a shift in the 1940s away from open pollination resulted in a narrow range of hybrid tomato crops. But memory and the pursuit of flavor led to intense seed-saving efforts increasing in the 1970s, as local produce and seeds began to be recognized as living windows to the past. In the chapters that follow, Jordan combines lush description and thorough research as she investigates the long history of antique apples; changing tastes in turnips and related foods like kale and parsnips; the movement of vegetables and fruits around the globe in the wake of Columbus; and the poignant, perishable world of stone fruits and tropical fruit, in order to reveal the connections—the edible memories—these heirlooms offer for farmers, gardeners, chefs, diners, and home cooks. This deep culinary connection to the past influences not only the foods we grow and consume, but the ways we shape and imagine our farms, gardens, and local landscapes. From the farmers’ market to the seed bank to the neighborhood bistro, these foods offer essential keys not only to our past but also to the future of agriculture, the environment, and taste. By cultivating these edible memories, Jordan reveals, we can stay connected to a delicious heritage of historic flavors, and to the pleasures and possibilities for generations of feasts to come.

Food Justice In Us And Global Contexts

Author: Ian Werkheiser
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319571745
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This book offers fresh perspectives on issues of food justice. The chapters emerged from a series of annual workshops on food justice held at Michigan State University between 2013 and 2015, which brought together a wide variety of interested people to learn from and work with each other. Food justice can be studied from such diverse perspectives as philosophy, anthropology, economics, gender and sexuality studies, geography, history, literary criticism, philosophy and sociology as well as the human dimensions of agricultural and environmental sciences. As such, interdisciplinary workshops are a much-needed vehicle to improve our understanding of the subject, which is at the center of a vibrant and growing discourse not only among academics from a wide range of disciplines but also among policy makers and community activists. The book includes their perspectives, offering a wide range of approaches to and conceptions of food justice in a variety of contexts. This invaluable work requires readers to cross boundaries and be open to new ideas based on different assumptions.

Places Of Cultural Memory

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Pressure Cooker

Author: Sarah Bowen
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190663294
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"This books takes us into the kitchens of nine women to tell the complicated story of what it takes to feed a family today. All kitchens are not equal and Pressure Cooker exposes how modern families struggle to confront high expectations and deep-seated inequalities around getting food on the table."--Jacket.

Unconscious Memory

Author: Samuel Butler
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The Secret Of A Good Memory

Author: Joseph Mortimer Granville
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Our Edible Toadstools And Mushrooms And How To Distinguish Them

Author: William Hamilton Gibson
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Memory And Intellectual Improvement

Author: Orson Squire Fowler
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How We Remember And Why We Forget

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Editor: Three Rivers Press (CA)
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An engaging, revealing exploration of the operations and malfunctions of the human memory covers such matters as brain chemistry, the reliability of recovered memories, and how to improve one's memory. Original title: Committed to Memory. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Edible And Poisonous Mushrooms

Author: Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
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British Edible Fungi How To Distinguish And How To Cook Them

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Bulletin

Author: International Institute of Refrigeration
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Elephants On Acid

Author: Alex Boese
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 075222686X
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The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? Or whether your dog would run to fetch help, if you fell down a disused mineshaft? And what would happen if you were to give an elephant the largest ever single dose of LSD? The chances are that someone, somewhere has conducted a scientific experiment to find out... 'Excellent accounts of some of the most important and interesting experiments in biology and psychology' Simon Singh If left to their own devices, would babies instinctively choose a well-balanced diet? Discover the secret of how to sleep on planes Which really tastes better in a blind tasting - Coke or Pepsi?

International Bulletin Of Information On Refrigeration

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Memory

Author: Jackie Andrade
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415413251
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Mental Evolution In Animals

Author: George John Romanes
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Beeton S Dictionary Of Universal Information Comprising A Complete Summary Of The Moral Mathematical Physical And Natural Sciences C Ed By S O Beeton And J Sherer Wanting Pt 13

Author: Samuel Orchart Beeton
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Edible Ideologies

Author: Kathleen LeBesco
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791479110
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Contributors explore the relationship between food and the production of ideology. Edible Ideologies argues that representations of food—in literature and popular fiction, cookbooks and travel guides, war propaganda, women’s magazines, television and print advertisements—are not just about nourishment or pleasure. Contributors explore how these various modes of representation, reflecting prevailing attitudes and assumptions about food and food practices, function instead to circulate and transgress dominant cultural ideologies. Addressing questions concerning whose interests are served by a particular food practice or habit and what political ends are fulfilled by the historical changes that lead from one practice to another in Western culture, the essays offer a rich historical narrative that moves from the construction of the nineteenth-century English gentleman to the creation of two of today’s iconic figures in food culture, Julia Child and Martha Stewart. Along the way, readers will encounter World War I propaganda, holocaust and Sephardic cookbooks, the Rosenbergs, German tour guides, fast food advertising, food packaging, and chocolate, and will find food for thought on the meanings of everything from camembert to Velveeta, from salads to burgers, and from tikka masala to Campbell’s soup. “The contributions to Edible Ideologies show a richness of concrete argument … Vividly and vibrantly, the essays … reveal multitudes of meaning.” — Gastronomica “…this collection moves beyond the scope of ‘food studies’ to be of interest to readers in literature, gender studies, sociology, advertising history, and related disciplines.” — CHOICE “This is a solid intervention in contemporary debates about food and representation in the Anglo-American world. The essays are historically rich, theoretically engaging, and unpredictable enough to be immensely readable. Who knew that a box of Jell-O would do so much harm to Ethel Rosenberg’s case?!” — Krishnendu Ray, author of The Migrant’s Table: Meals and Memories in Bengali-American Households Contributors include Nathan Abrams, Annette Cozzi, Marie I. Drews, Charlene Elliott, Lynne Fallwell, Celia M. Kingsbury, Kathleen LeBesco, Eric Mason, Peter Naccarato, Kathleen Banks Nutter, and Jean P. Retzinger.

Memory And Cognition

Author: Walter Kintsch
Editor: Krieger Publishing Company
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Learning And Memory

Author: Stephen C. Wilhite
Editor: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205133000
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