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 Anthropology of Food
Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 00:32 (12:32 AM) CDT, day 090 of 2015
BBC Food
Wikipedia: Food | Food and drink | Food culture | Food history | Food Portal |
Wikipedia Categories: Food and Drink | History of Food and Drink | Historical Foods |
World Clock Cf.: Food Production and Animal Slaughter

Food and Drug Administration Wire
OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
Sicilian ice-cream in a bread bun. A good solution to a local problem: the Mediterranean heat quickly melts the ice-cream, which is absorbed by the bread.
"Palermo, Sicily
A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
Claire Kathleen Roufs
Eating rat.
"Eating Rat At
The New Year
National Geographic
Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People



Minnesota Food

See also
State Fair Foods

Center for Sustainable Community Development -- CLA, UMD

New Food Regionalism


see also


University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
wild rice
The Splended Table
Festival Foods (Minnesota)
Cub Foods
Minnesota Grocers Association
Bellisio Foods
Whole Foods Co-op (Duluth, MN)
All American Foods
Northland Organic Foods Corporation
Schwan Food Company
SuperValu (United States)
General Mills
French Meadow Bakery
Lund Food Holdings
Cuisine of the Midwestern United States
Dairy Queen
Super One Foods
Caribou Coffee
Affiliated Foods Midwest
Leeann Chin
Culture of Minnesota > Cuisine



In the News . . .

The Whole Foods Co-Op
Duluth, Minnesota


Duluth Farmer's Market

Farmers Market at UMD
Market Day in the Plaza


Slow Food Lake Superior

 Lake Superior Good Food Network
 Lake Superior Good Food Charter


For the latest in the Twin Ports localvore information see

Calendar of Events . . .


Star Tribune logo.


Beyond taste, a movement to diversify

Both authors of the [Star Tribune] Aug. 30 opinion piece "Eating from the Inner Circle / Does the local food movement make a difference?" seem to emphasize the cutesy aspects of the locavore movement, as when we shuttle off a busload of first-graders to an apple orchard and say, "Look, this is where apples are made!" rather than "These are the people who keep us alive, and healthy."

The authors fail to point out that as long as we all must eat, food will remain a matter of national and regional security. A food production system based in the industrialized monocultures of California's Central Valley, Mexico or Brazil is incredibly vulnerable to fluctuations in oil prices, as well as regional weather and disease patterns.

The locavore movement is about a lot more than nostalgia and "fresh and tasty": it's the food equivalent of asset diversification. Be they organic, free-range or caged, it's never a good idea to put all of your eggs in one basket.

We should do our darndest to feed ourselves.


"Readers Write"
Star Tribune
6 September 2009, p. OP2

  • Densmore, Frances, "Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians," U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology, Annual Report, 1926-1927, 44 (1928), 275-397. (Reprinted as How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine, and Crafts. New York: Dover, 1974).

  • Dooley, Beth, and Lucia Watson. Savoring the Seasons of The Northern Heartland. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.

  • Duluth Community Garden Program

  • Erdrich, Heid E. Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2013.

  • Farmers Markets and Wholesale -- USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service

Farmers Market at UMD, Market Day in the Plaza.

Farmers Market at UMD
Market Day in the Plaza

Locavore cartoon; two witches.
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