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Pilaf, pozole, and pad thai : American women and ethnic food
Inness, Sherrie A.
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Amherst : University of Massachusetts, [2001]

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ix, 234 pages ; 24 cm
Pt. 1. Reflections on family, food, and ethnicity. Mac and gravy / Paul Christensen ; Humble pie / Cathie English ; Dalia Carmel: a menu of food memories / Leanne Trapedo Sims ; Writing and cooking, cooking and writing / Lynn Z. Bloom ; My mother's recipes: the diary of a Swedish American daughter and mother / Linda Murray Berzok ; The triumph of Fassoulia, or Aunt Elizabeth and the beans / Arlene Voski Avakian -- Pt. 2. Changing relations to ethnic food. Los chilaquiles de mi 'ama: the language of everyday cooking / Meredith E. Abarca ; "In the kitchen family bread is always rising!": women's culture and the gringa imagination / Doris Friedensohn ; Let's cook Thai: recipes for colonialism / Lisa Heldke ; Gendered feasts: a feminist reflects on dining in New Orleans / Heather Schell.
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In this volume, 11 scholars explore the role of ethnic food in American culture, with a particular focus on women. They argue that ethnic cooking represents both a source of sustenance and a complex form of communication.

Table of Contents

Sherrie A. InnessPaul ChristensenCathie EnglishLeanne Trapedo SimsLynn Z. BloomLinda Murray BerzokArlene Voski AvakianMeredith E. AbarcaBenay BlendDoris FriedensohnLisa HeldkeHeather Schell
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Eating Ethnicp. 1
Part 1 Reflections on Family, Food, and Ethnicity
Chapter 1 Mac and Gravyp. 17
Chapter 2 Humble Piep. 40
Chapter 3 Dalia Carmel: A Menu of Food Memoriesp. 50
Chapter 4 Writing and Cooking, Cooking and Writingp. 69
Chapter 5 My Mother's Recipes: The Diary of a Swedish American Daughter and Motherp. 84
Chapter 6 The Triumph of Fassoulia, or Aunt Elizabeth and the Beansp. 102
Part 2 Changing Relations to Ethnic Food
Chapter 7 Los Chilaquiles de mi 'ama: The Language of Everyday Cookingp. 119
Chapter 8 "In the Kitchen Family Bread Is Always Rising!": Women's Culture and the Politics of Foodp. 145
Chapter 9 Chapulines, Mole, and Pozole: Mexican Cuisines and the Gringa Imaginationp. 165
Chapter 10 Let's Cook Thai: Recipes for Colonialismp. 175
Chapter 11 Gendered Feasts: A Feminist Reflects on Dining in New Orleansp. 199
Contributorsp. 223
Indexp. 227