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 Anthropology of Food
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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
FoodPressReleases.com

Food and Drug Administration Wire
     
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
Italy
A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
Nepal
Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
Claire Kathleen Roufs
U.S.A.
Eating rat.
"Eating Rat At
The New Year
"
Vietnam
National Geographic
Video
Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People
Australia

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Food and Religion
including
Food and Spirituality

films / videos

see also

Bread
Taboo Food and Drink . . . 
Fasting
Festival Foods
Religious festival
Feasts
Food Ethics
World Hunger

Wikipedia:

search "religious food prohibitions" on JSTORE


In the news . . .

  • Anthropophagy

  • Bell, Rudolph M. Holy Anorexia. University Of Chicago Press, 1987.

  • Bynum Walker, Caroline. Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women. University of California Press, 1988.

  • Constable, Olivia Remie. "Food and Meaning: Christian Understandings of Muslim Food and Food Ways in Spain, 1250–1550." Viator 44, no. 3 (2013): 199-235.

  • Cooper, John. Eat and Be Satisfied: A Social History of Jewish Food. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1993.

  • DeTurris Poust, Mary. Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God. Ave Maria Press, 2012.

  • Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food. NY: The Free Press, 2002.

  • Fischer, Johan . The Halal Frontier: Muslim Consumers in a Globalized Market. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

  • Fox, Robin. "Food and Eating: An Anthropological Perspective," Oxford, UK: Social Issues Research Center, pp. 1-22.

  • Garrett, Catherine. Beyond Anorexia: Narrative, Spirituality and Recovery. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

  • Harris, Patricia, David Lyon, and Sue McLaughlin. 2005. The Meaning of Food: The Companion to the PBS Televisio Series Hosted by Marchs Samuelsson. Guilford, CT: The Globe Pequot, 2005.

  • It’s Time for a New Relationship With Food -- Leo Babauta

  • Jacob, Heinrich Eduard. Six Thousand Years of Bread: Its Holy and Unholy History. Skyhorse, 2007.

  • Jotischky, Andrew. A Hermit's Cookbook: Monks, Food & Fasting in the Middle Ages. Continuum, 2011.

  • Jung, L. Shannon. Sharing Food: Christian Practices for Enjoyment. Fortress, 2006.

  • Lelwica, Michelle Mary. Starving For Salvation: The Spiritual Dimensions of Eating Problems among American Girls and Women. Oxford University Press, 2002.

  • Luard, Elisabeth. Sacred Food: Cooking for Spiritual Nourishment. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2004 [2001].

  • Neel, Douglas E. and Joel A. Pugh. The Food and Feasts of Jesus: Inside the World of First Century Fare, with Menus and Recipes. Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.

  • Patterson, Barbara AB, and Shirley M. Banks. "Christianity and Food: Recent Scholarly Trends." Religion Compass 7, no. 10 (2013): 433-443.

  • Peck, Alice. Bread, Body, Spirit: Finding the Sacred in Food. Skylight Paths, 2008.

  • Rosenberger, Nancy R. Seeking Food Rights: Nation, Inequality and Repression in Uzbekistan. Wadsworth, 2012.

  • "The Sensual and the Spiritual in the World of Food," Ch. 2 of Bringéus, Nils-Arvid. Man, Food and Milieu: A Swedish Approach to Food Ethnology. Tuckwell, 2001.

  • Simoons, Frederick J. Eat not this flesh: food avoidances from prehistory to the present, 2nd Ed. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1994.

  • Wirzba, Norman. Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

  • World Religions

films / videos
PBS video:
Food for the Ancestors
(60 min., 2006, on order)
(Mexico)
 
video:
Food for Body and Spirit
(29 min., 1984, VC 714)
(China)
(Food of China)
[food holds Chinese culture together]
viewing guide
~
video:
The Global Banquet: The Politics of Food
(50 min., 2001, VC 4770)
(56 min.?)

viewing guide
~

video:
The Meaning of Food: "Food & Life" (ca. 60 min., CC, 2007, DVD 1700)
viewing guide

Episode 1: "Food & Life"
examines the symbolic importance of food and eating

~

video:
The Meaning of Food: "Food & Family" (streaming video)
(ca. 60 min., CC, 2007, DVD 1700)
viewing guide

Episode 3: "Food & Family"
looks at the complex way food defines families

~

video--International Focus:
Our Daily Bread
(92 min., CC, but almost without dialogue, 2005, DVD 1988)
Our Daily Bread Viewing Guide
Our Daily Bread -- Wikipedia
viewing guide

~
video:
The Pig Commandments
(72 min., 2005, DVD 1690)
(China)
(Malaysia)
(70 min?)
[food tears Chinese culture apart in Malaysia]
viewing guide
~
video--International Focus:
We Feed the World
(96 min., CC, 2007, DVD 1330)
We Feed the World Viewing Guide
viewing guide
~


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Adam and Eve by Albrecht Dürer (1507) given by Christina of Sweden to King Philip IV in 1654.

Adam and Eve (1507)

Albrecht Dürer
(1471 - 1528)
Wikipedia

 

 

Karris, Robert J. Eating Your Way Through Luke's Gospel.
Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2006.

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Marriage at Cana, Giotto_-_Scrovegni.

Marriage at Cana

Giotto di Bondone
(1267 -1337)
Wikipedia

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The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci, 1498.

The Last Supper

Leonardo da Vinci
(1498)
Wikipedia

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Marriage at Cana, Giotto_-_Scrovegni.

The Last Supper

Marcos Zapata
18th century, Cathedral of Santo Domingo, Cusco, Peru

Christ and his disciples contemplate a feast
of roast guinea pig


Luard, Elisabeth. Sacred Food: Cooking for Spiritual Nourishment.
Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2004 [2001], pp. 238-239

Wikipedia

 

Aztec woman blowing on maize before putting it into the cooking pot so it will not fear the fire.

Aztec woman blowing on maize before putting it into the cooking pot
so it will not fear the fire.

Florentine Codex I, fol 347 right
Late 16th century

Aztec Feasts

Aztec cuisine -- Wikipedia

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Sugar skull, Day of the Dead.

Sugar Skull, Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos)

Wikipedia


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