Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom (Paperback)

Excursions into Eating, Power, and the Past

By Sidney Wilfred Mintz

Beacon Press, 9780807046296, 170pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 1997

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A renowned anthropologist explores the history and meaning of eating in America.

Addressing issues ranging from the global phenomenon of Coca-Cola to the diets of American slaves, Sidney Mintz shows how our choices about food are shaped by a vast and increasingly complex global economy. He demonstrates that our food choices have enormous and often surprising significance.

About the Author

Sidney W. Mintz, author of Worker in the Cane, Carribbean Transformations, and Sweetness and Power is professor of anthropology at Johns Hopkins University.

Praise For Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom: Excursions into Eating, Power, and the Past

'A buffet of information.' --Gael McCarthy, The New York Times

'A collection of thoughtful. . . . essays. [Mintz's] writing is intellectually lively and stylistically colorful.' --Colman Andrews, Saveur