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Author McCann, James, 1950-

Title Stirring the pot [electronic resource] : a history of African cuisine / James C. McCann.

Imprint Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 213 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Africa in world history
Africa in world history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Basic ingredients -- pt. 2. Stirring the national stew : food and national identity in Ethiopia -- pt. 3. Africa's cooking : some common ground of culture and of cuisine -- pt. 4. Africa's global menu.
Summary Africa's art of cooking is a key part of its history. All toooften Africa is associated with famine, but in Stirring the Pot, James C. McCann describes how the ingredients, the practices, and the varied tastes of African cuisine comprise a body of historically gendered knowledge practiced and perfected in householdsacross diverse human and ecological landscape. McCannreveals how tastes and culinary practices are integral to the understanding of history and more generally to the new literature on food as social history. Stirring the Pot offers a chro.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Food habits -- Africa.
Food preferences -- Africa.
Cooking, African.
Africa -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: McCann, James C. Stirring the Pot : A History of African Cuisine. Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, ©2009
ISBN 9780896804647 (electronic bk.)
089680464X (electronic bk.)
0896802728 (pb ; alk. paper)
9780896802728 (pb ; alk. paper)
9780896802728 (pb ; alk. paper)