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Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom

Excursions into Eating, Power, and the Past

Sidney Wilfred Mintz


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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.

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

Beacon Press, 9780807046296, 170pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 1997

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.