Rooted in America Foodlore of Popular Fruits and Vegetables

Rooted in America Foodlore of Popular Fruits and Vegetables❴EPUB❵ ✼ Rooted in America Foodlore of Popular Fruits and Vegetables Author David Scofield Wilson – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk From the exotic appeal of oranges to the joy of home grown tomatoes many fruits and vegetables have come to play key roles in our gardening cooking and eating habits This book explores ten familiar cu From the exotic appeal of oranges America Foodlore Epub Ú to the joy of home grown tomatoes many fruits and vegetables have come to play key roles in our gardening cooking and eating habits This book explores ten familiar cultivars—apples bananas corn cranberries peppers oranges pumpkins tobacco tomatoes and watermelons—to show how they have become intimately entwined Rooted in ePUB ô with the American way of lifeThrough recipes and superstitions jokes and urban legends history and advertising these foods have become unmistakably part of our popular culture We might attend a county fair and see a blue ribbon awarded to a prize pumpkin then take in a movie that evening where we see a cigarette in America Foodlore Epub Û dangling from Humphrey Bogart's lips or even witness The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Whether native or exotic consumed daily or associated with festivities these common comestibles have become food for  thought as well as for sustenanceRooted in America examines how these foods express our cultural values and carry meanings that derive from the in America Foodlore of Popular Epub / contexts in which we place them It offers a tour of the apple in American history and consciousness from Johnny Appleseed to mass production; tells how fruit companies taught North Americans to eat bananas while teaching Central Americans to grow them; examines differing social status attached to eating corn; explores the aesthetic contribution of cranberries to plate and landscape; and reveals how hot peppers separate men from boys—and also European from non in America Foodlore of Popular Epub / European culturesAll of the essays show how these foods have slipped into our minds and hearts as symbols of what we value about ourselves and the places we live Rooted in America will delight readers with its insights into favorite foods—proving that no matter what their origins all are as American as apple pieDavid Scofield Wilson is emeritus professor and former director of American studies at the University of California Davis and author of In the Presence of Nature Angus Kress Gillespie is associate professor of American studies at Rutgers University and coeditor of American Wildlife in Symbol and Story also from TennesseeContributors  Angus Kress Gillespie Virginia S Jenkins Jay Mechling Theresa Meléndez Boria Sax C W Sullivan III Tad Tuleja Patricia Turner David Scofield Wilson.

Rooted in America Foodlore of Popular Fruits and
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Rooted in America Foodlore of Popular Fruits and Vegetables
  • David Scofield Wilson
  • English
  • 21 October 2015
  • 9781572330535