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Culinary Art and Anthropology

May 18, 2011 by  
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Culinary Art and Anthropology

Culinary Art and Anthropology is an anthropological study of food. It focuses on taste and flavor using an original interpretation of Alfred Gell’s theory of the “art nexus.” Grounded in ethnography, it explores the notion of cooking as an embodied skill and artistic practice. The integral role and concept of “flavor” in everyday life is examined among cottage industry barbacoa makers in Milpa Alta, an outer district of Mexico City. Women’s work and local festive occasions are examined against a

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  1. Anonymous says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Fascinating, May 13, 2009
    Steve Sando (Northern California) –

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    I’m not sure if any points are proven but the author’s study of Mexico, Mexicans and food are really interesting and she obviously “gets” why Mexico is so wonderful. A great book for Mexican food obsessives. I guess i’m one.

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