Everyone Eats: Understanding Food and Culture

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9780814704967: Everyone Eats: Understanding Food and Culture

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"Anderson's book is a solid introduction to the anthropology of food for students and general readers. It is clear, well-written, spiced with interesting examples, and illustrated with many evocative photographs taken by the author and by Barbara Anderson." --Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute "Plenty of cultural insights and background history lend to a survey particularly recommended for college-level students of anthropology and social science." --The Bookwatch, The Midwest Book Review" "Although intended for the general public and not as a textbook, this book is recommended for higher education, especially advanced courses." --CHOICE,highly recommended"Anderson does an excellent job of tracing foodways as dynamic processes, defining cuisines in the Mediterranean world, and discussing how foods reveal world systems and signal ethnicities." --Gastronomica "Anderson's view of the relationship between the biological and the cultural is nicely provocative, and his rich personal fieldwork experiences greatly enliven the pages of Everyone Eats." --Sidney W. Mintz, author of Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom: Excursions into Eating, Culture, and the PastEveryone Eats is anthropology at its best, an exceptional blend of biological and cultural explanation that reveals our relationship with food and eating. Anderson's personal ethnographic experience as a nutritional anthropologist among cultures from around the world will leave the reader with a sense of wonderment about the fundamental human act of eating. Throughout the book Anderson develops a deep social conscience about the problems of over--and under-nutrition--that face the world today." --Barrett P. Brenton, Associate Editor of The Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

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Everyone eats, but rarely do we investigate why we eat what we eat. Why do we love spices, sweets, coffee? How did rice become such a staple food throughout so much of eastern Asia? Everyone Eats examines the social and cultural reasons for our food choices and provides an explanation of the nutritional reasons for why humans eat what they do, resulting in a unique cultural and biological approach to the topic. E. N. Anderson explains the economics of food in the globalization era; food's relationship to religion, medicine, and ethnicity; and offers suggestions on how to end hunger, starvation, and malnutrition. This thoroughly updated Second Edition incorporates the latest food scholarship, most notably recognizing the impact of sustainable eating advocacy and the state of food security in the world today. Anderson also brings more insight than ever before into the historical and scientific underpinnings of our food customs, fleshing this out with fifteen new and original photographs from his own extensive fieldwork. A perennial classic in the anthropology of food, Everyone Eats feeds our need to understand human ecology by explaining the ways that cultures and political systems structure the edible environment. E. N. Anderson is Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, at the University of California, Riverside.

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