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Edible histories, cultural politics : towards a Canadian food history / edited by Franca Iacovetta, Valerie J. Korinek, Marlene Epp.

Iacovetta, Franca, 1957- (Added Author). Korinek, Valerie J., 1965- (Added Author). Epp, Marlene, 1958- (Added Author).
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Subject: Food habits > Canada > History.
Food > Canada > History.
Food > Social aspects > Canada > History.
Food > Political aspects > Canada > History.
Canada > Social life and customs.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 144266150X
  • ISBN: 9781442661509
  • ISBN: 9781442661516
  • ISBN: 1442661518
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 456 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, ©2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Part One : Cultural Exchanges and Cuisines in the Contact Zone. 1. 'Fit for the table of the most fastidious epicure': Culinary Colonialism in the Upper Canadian Contact Zone / Alison Norman -- 2. 'The snipe were good and the wine not bad': Enabling Public Life for Privileged Men / Julia Roberts -- 3. The Role of Food in Canadian Expressions of Christianity / Michel Desjardins and Ellen Desgardins.
Part Two : Regional Food Identities and Traditions. 4. Pine-clad hills and spindrift swirl: The Character, Persistence, and Significance of Rural Newfoundland Foodways / Maura Hanrahan -- 5. Stocking the Root Cellar: Foodscapes in the Peace River Region / Megan J. Davies -- 6. Rational Meals for the Traditional Family: Nutrition in Quebec School Manuals, 1900-1960 / Caroline Durand.
Part Three : Foodways and Memories in Ethnic and Racial Communities. 7. 'We Didn't Have A Lot of Money, But We Had Food': Ukrainians and Their Depression-Era Food Memories / Stacey Zembrzycki -- 8. Feeding the Dead: The Ukrainian Food Colossi of the Canadian Prairies / Holyck Hunchuck -- 9. Toronto's Multicultured Tongues: Stories of South Asian Cuisines / Julie Mehta.
Part Four : Gendering Food in Cookbooks and Family Spaces. 10. More than 'just' Recipes: Mennonite Cookbooks in Mid-twentieth Century North America / Marlene Epp -- 11. Gefilte Fish and Roast Duck with Orange Slices: A Treasure for my Daughter and the Creation of a Jewish Cultural Orthodoxy in Postwar Montreal / Andrea Eidinger -- 12. 'Tutti a Tavola!' Feeding the Family in Two Generations of Italian Immigrant Households in Montreal / Sonia Cancian.
Part Five : Single Food Commodities, Markets, and Cultural Debates. 13. John Bull and Sons: The Empire Marketing Board and the Creation of a British Imperial Food System / James Murton -- 14. Spreading Controversy: The Story of Margarine in Quebec / Nathalie Cooke.
Part Six : Protests, Mindful Eating, and the Politics of Food. 15. The Politics of Milk: Canadian Housewives Organize in the 1930s / Julie Guard -- 16. 'Less Inefficiency, More Milk': The Politics of Food and the Culture of the English-Canadian University, 1900-1950 / Catherine Gidney -- 17. The Granola High: Eating Differently in the 1960s and 1970s / Catherine Carsstairs -- 18. 'Meat Stinks/Eat Beef Dyke!': Coming out as a Vegetarian in the Prairies / Valerie J. Korinek.
Part Seven : National Identities and Cultural Spectacles. 19. Nationalism on the Menu: Three Banquets on the 1939 Royal Tour / Molly Pulver Ungar -- 20. Food Acts and Cultural Politics: Women and the Gendered Dialectics of Culinary Pluralism at the International Institute of Toronto, 1950s-1960s / Franca Jacovetta.
Part Eight : Marketing and Imposing Nutritional Standards. 21. Vim, Vigour and Vitality: 'Power' Foods for Kids in Canadian Popular Magazines, 1914-1954 / Cheryl Krasnick Warsh -- 22. Making and Breaking Canada's Food Rules: Science, the State, and the Government of Nutrition, 1942-1949 / Ian Mosby -- 23. 'A National Priority': Nutrition Canada's Survey and the Disciplining of Aboriginal Bodies, 1964-75 / Krista Walters.
Summary: Sophisticated, culturally sensitive, and accessible, Edible Histories will appeal to students, historians, and foodies alike.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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