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Title Eating Puerto Rico : a history of food, culture, and identity / Cruz Miguel Ortíz Cuadra ; translated by Russ Davidson.
Author Ortiz Cuadra, Cruz M.
Publication Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
Description xvi, 388 pages ; 25 cm.
Call # 394.1209 O
Series Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução
Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução.
Note "Originally published in Spanish with the title Puerto Rico en la olla."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-367) and index.
Contents Rice -- Beans -- Cornmeal -- Codfish -- Viandas -- Meat -- Are we still what we ate? -- Yesterday, today, tomorrow -- Selected Glossary.
Summary This book is a history of the foods and eating habits of Puerto Rico; it unfolds into an examination of Puerto Rican society from the Spanish conquest to the present. Each chapter is centered on an iconic Puerto Rican foodstuff, from rice and cornmeal to beans, roots, herbs, fish, and meat. The author shows how their production and consumption connects with race, ethnicity, gender, social class, and cultural appropriation in Puerto Rico. Using a multidisciplinary approach and a sweeping array of sources, the author asks whether Puerto Ricans really still are what they ate. Whether judging by a host of social and economic factors, or by the foods once eaten that have now disappeared, the author concludes that the nature of daily life in Puerto Rico has experienced a sea change. -- From publisher's website.
Subject Food habits -- Puerto Rico.
Diet -- Puerto Rico.
Diet. (OCoLC)fst00893284
Food habits. (OCoLC)fst00930807
Puerto Rico. (OCoLC)fst01205432
Addl. Author Davidson, Russ, translator.
Addl. Title Puerto Rico en la olla. English
ISBN 9781469629971 (paperback)
1469629976 (paperback)
9781469608822 (hardback)
1469608820 (hardback)

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