Rituparna Patgiri writes that Utsa Ray’s “Culinary Culture in Colonial India” is an attempt to understand the relationship between the urban middle class in colonial Bengal and its cuisine.
Alexandra Rodney reviews “Gender, Class and Food: Families, Bodies and Health,” in which Julia M. Parsons draws from 75 interviews to examine everyday foodways and how they contribute to the reproduction of inequality in the United Kingdom.
Daniel Shattuck reviews Ronda Brulotte and Michael Di Giovine’s edited volume, “Edible Identities: Food as Cultural Heritage,” which brings together food scholars from a variety of fields including anthropology, gastronomy, history, and architecture as well as from American, French, and Latin American studies to consider what happens when food is labeled “cultural heritage.”
This is my last issue as editor of the Graduate Journal of Food Studies. The past two years and three issues have been an invaluable part of my graduate education. I can’t begin to express how much I’ve learned from our authors, artists, readers, and advisors. It’s been a joy to work with you all.
The rhetoric produced by “local” as a cartographic measurement in the Locavore genre suggests that different spatial rhetorics are required to reflect lived experience and understanding of spatiality. It is crucial to understanding the complexities and challenges for the members of the Locavore community.
Can cookbooks be racist? This paper examines the controversy surrounding Thug Kitchen and the word’s liminal state in American English, using feminist and critical race theory to discuss language tensions in black and white America, particularly in the realm of food culture.
This paper examines the regulatory framework of mobile food vending in New York City, drawing upon an analysis of popular media articles, civil codes, and government documents. Research reveals a web of municipal and state agencies that regulate mobile food vending, whose requirements are arguably both draconian and overly burdensome.
This paper demonstrates how as Europe became the site of the battle for hearts and minds, the cornucopia-like symbols of the fridge, kitchen, and supermarket were used in print, film, and exhibitions to articulate American values and way of life abroad.
This essay investigates how the Roma use food to define the self in contraposition to non-Roma communities and move from a focus on traditional Roma cuisine toward a broader analysis of the gastronomic “contaminations” between Roma and non-Roma populations, traditional culinary knowledge, and gender roles.