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ANTH 3888: Calendar  f2020  s2021


 Anthropology of Food

to Sweet Treats around the World

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 12:07 (12:07 PM) CDT, day 224 of 2020
BBC Food
Wikipedia: Food | Food and drink | Food culture | Food history | Food Portal |
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World Clock Cf.: Food Production and Animal Slaughter

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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


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 Atlantic Cod.

Atlantic Cod

see also:


Sustainable Agriculture

Politics of Food

GloFish [Glow-in-the-dark GM fish]

NOUN:   Inflected forms: pl. fish or fish·es

1. Any of numerous cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates of the superclass Pisces, characteristically having fins, gills, and a streamlined body and including specifically: a. Any of the class Osteichthyes, having a bony skeleton. b. Any of the class Chondrichthyes, having a cartilaginous skeleton and including the sharks, rays, and skates. 2. The flesh of such animals used as food. 3. Any of various primitive aquatic vertebrates of the class Cyclostomata, lacking jaws and including the lampreys and hagfishes. 4. Any of various unrelated aquatic animals, such as a jellyfish, cuttlefish, or crayfish. 5. Informal A person, especially one considered deficient in something: a poor fish.

ETYMOLOGY:   Middle English, from Old English fisc.


Ely Eel Day, England
National Catfish Day
Fish eggs

"[Lutefisk] is not that appetizing, but it is a whole lot better than starving."
-- Grandson of a Swedish immigrant fisherman to Port Wing, Wisconsin, explaining lutefisk to the Anthropology of Food class, f2017.

 Lutefisk and Fork, By Jonathunder - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

  A fork next to a serving of lutefisk at a Norwegian celebration at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, Minnesota
-- Jonathunder, Wikimedia

click anywhere to feed them

In the News . . .

A walleye caught during a fishing expedition with Twin Pines Resort on Mille Lacs Lake Monday, August 3, 2015


 Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, Paul Breenberg (NY: Penguine, 2010)

Mark Kurlansky. Cod: A biography of the Fish That Changed the World.



Mark Kurlansky. Cod: A biography of the Fish That Changed the World.

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