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Anthropology of Food



to Sweet Treats around the World

What FoodAnthro is Reading Now . . .
. Friday, 19 April 2024, 04:47 (04:47 AM) CDT, day 110 of 2024 .
 
BBC Food
The Gardian News / The Gardian Animals Farmed /

Wikipedia: Food | Food and drink | Food culture | Food history | Food Portal

Wikipedia Categories: Food and Drink | History of Food and Drink | Historical Foods

World Food and Water Clock

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
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
Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People
Australia

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Anthroplogy of Food

Nutrition

including Nutrition and Health

In the News

see also
Food Science
Nutritional Psychology
Sports Nutrition
Food Supplements / Sports Supplements
Probiotics
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Diets
Breakfast
Fasting
Food: Global Issues
Food Security
Drought
Food and Religion
World Food Day
Food Waste
Nutrition Labels
Metabolic Syndrome
Obesity
Food Pyramid / My Plate
Prehistoric Diets
Vegetarianism/Veganism/Vegetable-Based Diets

 

What to Eat ?

Calorie and Nutrition Calculators
 

 Nutrition label.


Comparison of Old (left) and New (right) Nutritioni Facts Labels
Nutrition Labels Comparison

see also

Wikipedia:

Global Health > Nutrition and micronutrient deficiency
(Nutrition-Related Noncommunicable Diseases [NR-NCD])
Obesity
Nutrition Eating disorders >
Anorexia nervosa
Binge eating
Bulimia nervosa
Orthorexia nervosa
Pica
Selective Eating Disorder (SED)
Trans Fat
Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture

In the News . . .

 Michael Moss book, Salt Sugar Fat

 
 
  • Harris, Marvin. 1985. Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture. New York: Simon and Schuster.

  • "Harvard Nurses Study" (The Nurses' Health Study) -- Channing Laboratory

  • Harvey, Graham. We Want Real Food: Why Our Food is Deficient in Minerals and Nutrients - and What We Can Do About it. Constable, 2006.

  • Health -- Time

  • Health Observatory -- Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

  • Hess, John L., and Karen Hess. The Taste of America. NY: Viking / Grossman Publishers, 1977.

  • Hladick, A., O. F. Linares, H. Pagezy, A. Semple, and M. Hadley (Eds.). Tropical Forests, People and Food: Biocultural Interactions and Applications to Development. Man and the Biosphere Series, Vol. 13. Paris: UNESCO and Parthenon, 1993.

  • How Americans Eat Today -- CBSNews (12 January 2010)

  • Institute of Medicine of the Academies of Medicine

  • The International Breastfeeding Journal

  • Kessler, David. The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite. Rodale, 2009.
    [Such foods he argues, artfully layer  fat on sugar on salt on fat (I've begun to see this as an acronymn--FOS/SOF or more musically "Frankenfoods") to release the brain chemical dopamine, leading to a kind of "conditioned hypereating." -- RH]

  • Koch, Shelley L. A Theory of Grocery Shopping: Food, Choice and Conflict. Bloomsbury/Berg, 2012.

  • Lawrence, Felicity. Eat Your Heart Out: Why the Food Business is Bad for the Planet and Your Health. London: Penguin Books, 2008.

  • Lawrence, Felicity. Not on the Label: What Really Goes into The Food on Your Plate, Revised Edition. London: Penguin Books, 2013.

  • Le, Stephen. 100 Million Years of Food: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why it Matters Today. NY: Picador, 2016.

  • Le Fanu, James, M.D. The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine: Revised Edition. NY: Basic Books, 2012.

  • Levenstein, Harvey. Fear of Food: A History of Why We Worry about What We Eat. University of Chicago Press, 2012.

  • Lustig, Robert H. Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease. NY: Hudwon Street Press / Penguine, 2012.

  • Martindale's Nutrition Center

  • Master's and PhD Programs in Nutrition -- PhDs.org

  • Millstone, Erik, and Tim Lang. The Atlas of Food: Who Eats What, Where, and Why. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2008.

  • Moffat, Tina, and Tracy Prowse. Human Diet and Nutrition in Biocultural Perspective: Past Meets Present. NY: Berghan, 2010.

  • Mol, Annemarie. Eating in Theory. Durham, London: Duke University Press, 2021.

  • MyFood-a-pedia [including calorie and nutrition facts]

  • National Farm to School

  • Nestle, Marion. Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning). Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Soda Politics, Marion Nestle.

     

    What to Eat ?

    Michael Pollan
    Mark Bittman
    Marion Nestle

    Jane Goodall
    Felicity Lawrence
    Gary Paul Nabhan

    "Eat less of better food," Marion Nestle

    ". . . Rebalancing your consumption to achieve a plant-centered diet
    will probably reduce your overall grocery bill"
    -- Mark Bittman

     

    Michael Pollan

    Food Rules: An Eater's Manual.
    NY: Penguin, 2009.

    In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto.
    NY: Penguin, 2008.

    "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

    • The whiter the bread, the sooner you'll be dead
    • Don't eat cereals that change the colour of milk
    • Avoid foods Grandma wouldn't recognise
    • If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't
    • Eat when you're hungry, not when you're bored
    • Eat your colours
    • Avoid long lists of ingredients
    • Avoid ingredients you don't recognise
    • Shop at the edges of the supermarket
    • Include some pre-digested foods
    • Don't overlook oily fish
    • Only eat foods that eventually rot
    • Avoid foods that are labelled 'low-fat
    • Eat slowly
    • Drink the spinach water
    • Only eat foods cooked by humans
    • Buy smaller plates and glasses
    • Eat like the French, Japanese, Italians or Greeks
    • Stop eating before you're full
    • Don't refuel at the petrol station
    • Try not to eat on your own
    • It's not food if it has the same name in all languages
    • Treat treats as treats
    • Finally, break the rules once in a while

    "Don't eat cereals that change the colour of the milk: Unlikely but brilliantly simple rules that will transform the way you eat," Adapted by Claire Cohen from Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan -- MailOnline (13 January 2010)

    In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan.   Food Rules, by Michael Pollan.
     

    Mark Bittman

    Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating.
    NY: Simon & Schuster, 2009.

    Eat More:
    • vegetables
    • fruits
    • legumes
    • whole grains
    Eat Less:
    • meat
      • rely on meat for its flavor, not its heft
    • sugar
    • junk food
    • "overrefined carbohydrates"
     
    • fish is probably the best choice in animal foods
    • stay away from any processed food that has more than five ingredients

    Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating, by Mark Bittman.

     

    Marion Nestle

     faculty profile, NYU
     Wikipedia Profile

    What to Eat.
    NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
    Blog and Website

    . . . eat fewer calories, exercise more,
    eat more fruits and vegetables, and less junk food

    . . . learn to navigate through the supermarket aisles,
    and stay away from the center aisles as much as possible

    What to Eat, by Marion Nestle.

     

    Jane Goodall

    Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating.
    NY: Wellness Cenral/Hachette, 2006.
    • Eat Local, Eat Seasonal
    • Celebrates restaurants and grocery stores that seek out locally grown produce
    • Support the Right Farmers
    • Talk to your grocer
    • Read labels carefully
    • Buy grass-fed animal products, or
    • Become vegetarians
    • Beware of Corn Syrup
    • Avoid Plastic Bottles
    • Changing the World: One Purchase, One Meal, One Bite at a Time

    Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating, Jane Goodall.

     

    Felicity Lawrence

    Eat Your Heart Out: Why the Food Business is Bad for the Planet and Your Health. London: Penguin Books, 2008.

    Not on the Label: What Really Goes into The Food on Your Plate, Revised Edition. London: Penguin Books, 2013.

    "How then should we shop and eat? My efforts, not always sucessful, are still focused where they were four years ago—organically, more locally, more seasonally, more directly from producers and independent retailers, more fair trade, less meat and animal produce, more wholegrains, pulses, fresh fruits and vegetables, few highly processed foods, nothing that claims to be a new or techno food, nothing highly packaged. Follow these principles and by and large you will find you are buying less from production that damages the environment or threatens ecosystems and you are less likely to be eating the fruits of exploited labour. You will also be supporting the sort of small-scale domestic production that will be vital to our future security. It requires effort, and thoug it is not fashionable to sa it, it requires giving up things we like. See it as a first urgent step in a new political engagement." -- Eat Your Heart Out, p. 305.

    Felicity Lawrence, Eat Your Heart Out
     
    Felicity Lawrence, Not on the Label

     

    Gary Paul Nabhan

    Food, Genes, and Culture: Eating Right for Your Origins, Revised Second Edition. Washington DC: Island Press/Center for Resource Economics, 2013. https://doi.org/10.5822/978-1-61091-493-2.

    "Vegan, low fat, low carb, slow carb: Every diet seems to promise a one-size-fits-all solution to health. But they ignore the diversity of human genes and how they interact with what we eat."

    "In Food, Genes, and Culture, renowned ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan shows why the perfect diet for one person could be disastrous for another. If your ancestors were herders in Northern Europe, milk might well provide you with important nutrients, whereas if you’re Native American, you have a higher likelihood of lactose intolerance. If your roots lie in the Greek islands, the acclaimed Mediterranean diet might save your heart; if not, all that olive oil could just give you stomach cramps."

    "Nabhan traces food traditions around the world, from Bali to Mexico, uncovering the links between ancestry and individual responses to food. The implications go well beyond personal taste. Today’s widespread mismatch between diet and genes is leading to serious health conditions, including a dramatic growth over the last 50 years in auto-immune and inflammatory diseases."

    "Readers will not only learn why diabetes is running rampant among indigenous peoples and heart disease has risen among those of northern European descent, but may find the path to their own perfect diet."

     
     

     
     Dan Reynolds

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