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Cajun Foodways by C. Paige Gutierrez,Barry Jean Ancelet

By C. Paige Gutierrez,Barry Jean Ancelet

Cajun nutrition has develop into a favored "ethnic" meals all through the US over the past decade. This interesting ebook explores the importance of Cajun cookery on its domestic turf in south Louisiana, a area marked by means of startling juxtapositions of the hot and the previous, the nationally general and the in the community unique.

Neither a cookbook nor a cafe advisor, Cajun Foodways provides interpretation to the that means of conventional Cajun nutrients from the viewpoint of folklife reports and cultural anthropology. the writer takes under consideration the fashionable local pop culture in interpreting conventional foodways of the Cajuns.

Cajuns' cognizance to their very own conventional foodways is greater than in simple terms nostalgia or a shrewdpermanent advertising ploy to trap travelers and promote neighborhood items. The symbolic strength of Cajun nutrients is deeply rooted in Cajuns' ethnic identification, particularly their attachments to their ordinary surroundings and their love of being with people.

Foodways are an efficient image for what it ability to be a Cajun this day. The reader drawn to nutrients and in cooking will locate a lot charm during this booklet, for it illustrates a brand new option to take into consideration how and why humans consume as they do.

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