Edible Memory

The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods

Author: Jennifer A. Jordan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022622810X

Category: Cooking

Page: 328

View: 4942

Each week during the growing season, farmers’ markets offer up such delicious treasures as brandywine tomatoes, cosmic purple carrots, pink pearl apples, and chioggia beets—varieties of fruits and vegetables that are prized by home chefs and carefully stewarded by farmers from year to year. These are the heirlooms and the antiques of the food world, endowed with their own rich histories. While cooking techniques and flavor fads have changed from generation to generation, a Ribston Pippin apple today can taste just as flavorful as it did in the eighteenth century. But how does an apple become an antique and a tomato an heirloom? In Edible Memory, Jennifer A. Jordan examines the ways that people around the world have sought to identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of produce. In doing so, Jordan shows that these fruits and vegetables offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to a shared genetic, cultural, and culinary past. Jordan begins with the heirloom tomato, inquiring into its botanical origins in South America and its culinary beginnings in Aztec cooking to show how the homely and homegrown tomato has since grown to be an object of wealth and taste, as well as a popular symbol of the farm-to-table and heritage foods movements. She shows how a shift in the 1940s away from open pollination resulted in a narrow range of hybrid tomato crops. But memory and the pursuit of flavor led to intense seed-saving efforts increasing in the 1970s, as local produce and seeds began to be recognized as living windows to the past. In the chapters that follow, Jordan combines lush description and thorough research as she investigates the long history of antique apples; changing tastes in turnips and related foods like kale and parsnips; the movement of vegetables and fruits around the globe in the wake of Columbus; and the poignant, perishable world of stone fruits and tropical fruit, in order to reveal the connections—the edible memories—these heirlooms offer for farmers, gardeners, chefs, diners, and home cooks. This deep culinary connection to the past influences not only the foods we grow and consume, but the ways we shape and imagine our farms, gardens, and local landscapes. From the farmers’ market to the seed bank to the neighborhood bistro, these foods offer essential keys not only to our past but also to the future of agriculture, the environment, and taste. By cultivating these edible memories, Jordan reveals, we can stay connected to a delicious heritage of historic flavors, and to the pleasures and possibilities for generations of feasts to come.

Food Justice in US and Global Contexts

Bringing Theory and Practice Together

Author: Ian Werkheiser,Zachary Piso

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319571745

Category: Philosophy

Page: 319

View: 1977

This book offers fresh perspectives on issues of food justice. The chapters emerged from a series of annual workshops on food justice held at Michigan State University between 2013 and 2015, which brought together a wide variety of interested people to learn from and work with each other. Food justice can be studied from such diverse perspectives as philosophy, anthropology, economics, gender and sexuality studies, geography, history, literary criticism, philosophy and sociology as well as the human dimensions of agricultural and environmental sciences. As such, interdisciplinary workshops are a much-needed vehicle to improve our understanding of the subject, which is at the center of a vibrant and growing discourse not only among academics from a wide range of disciplines but also among policy makers and community activists. The book includes their perspectives, offering a wide range of approaches to and conceptions of food justice in a variety of contexts. This invaluable work requires readers to cross boundaries and be open to new ideas based on different assumptions.

Connecting Edible Memories - Book 2

Interactive Coloring and Activity Book for People with Dementia, Alzheimer's, Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Cognitive Condition

Author: Bonnie S. MacLachlan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997788969


Page: N.A

View: 1604

Dementia Interactive Coloring Book and Journal. 35 Simple BLACK-LINE Drawings With Sentence Cuing Common Phrases, Plus 20 Keepsake Home-Cooking Recipe Inspired Journal Pages. This book is packed with all kinds of common food illustrations from a Grill, Meats, Utensils, Vegetables, Fruits, Fridge, Apron and pastries to stimulate memory. * Recommended for In-Home and Healthcare Facilities for people with different degrees of Coloring and Activity Book For People With Advanced Stage Dementia, Alzheimer's, Stroke, Brain Injury, Autism, Parkinson's, and Other Cognitive Conditions. Each illustration is easy to see and fun to color and has a sentence cuing common phrase beneath it with a missing word to encourage memory. These books are also excellent for lesson and storytelling for preschool and early grade school students. This provides an excellent opportunity to include children in on the fun to encourage new memories and help reconnect the old. * Family and caregivers are encouraged to participate - Look for my other Interactive Books - Connecting Memories 1,2 & 3, Remembering The 4-Seasons 1, 2 & 3, and Remembering The Holidays 1, 2 & 3. * This Book Was Created With and Recommended By Director Of Therapeutic Recreation Department and Dementia Program Coordinator Long Term Center - Alexis Chiucarello Recommended As A Resource For In-Home and Health-Care Facilities.

Science In Public

Communication, Culture, And Credibility

Author: Jane Gregory,Steven Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465024505

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 4548

Does the general public need to understand science? And if so, is it scientists' responsibility to communicate? Critics have argued that, despite the huge strides made in technology, we live in a "scientifically illiterate" society--one that thinks about the world and makes important decisions without taking scientific knowledge into account. But is the solution to this "illiteracy" to deluge the layman with scientific information? Or does science news need to be focused around specific issues and organized into stories that are meaningful and relevant to people's lives? In this unprecedented, comprehensive look at a new field, Jane Gregory and Steve Miller point the way to a more effective public understanding of science in the years ahead.

Elephants on Acid

And Other Bizarre Experiments

Author: Alex Boese

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 075222686X

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 8577

The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? Or whether your dog would run to fetch help, if you fell down a disused mineshaft? And what would happen if you were to give an elephant the largest ever single dose of LSD? The chances are that someone, somewhere has conducted a scientific experiment to find out... 'Excellent accounts of some of the most important and interesting experiments in biology and psychology' Simon Singh If left to their own devices, would babies instinctively choose a well-balanced diet? Discover the secret of how to sleep on planes Which really tastes better in a blind tasting - Coke or Pepsi?

Bread, Wine, Chocolate

The Slow Loss of Foods We Love

Author: Simran Sethi

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006222154X

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 4142

Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply. Food is one of the greatest pleasures of human life. Our response to sweet, salty, bitter, or sour is deeply personal, combining our individual biological characteristics, personal preferences, and emotional connections. Bread, Wine, Chocolate illuminates not only what it means to recognize the importance of the foods we love, but also what it means to lose them. Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi reveals how the foods we enjoy are endangered by genetic erosion—a slow and steady loss of diversity in what we grow and eat. In America today, food often looks and tastes the same, whether at a San Francisco farmers market or at a Midwestern potluck. Shockingly, 95% of the world’s calories now come from only thirty species. Though supermarkets seem to be stocked with endless options, the differences between products are superficial, primarily in flavor and brand. Sethi draws on interviews with scientists, farmers, chefs, vintners, beer brewers, coffee roasters and others with firsthand knowledge of our food to reveal the multiple and interconnected reasons for this loss, and its consequences for our health, traditions, and culture. She travels to Ethiopian coffee forests, British yeast culture labs, and Ecuadoran cocoa plantations collecting fascinating stories that will inspire readers to eat more consciously and purposefully, better understand familiar and new foods, and learn what it takes to save the tastes that connect us with the world around us.

Edible Ideologies

Representing Food and Meaning

Author: Kathleen LeBesco,Peter Naccarato

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791479110


Page: 266

View: 8467

Contributors explore the relationship between food and the production of ideology. Edible Ideologies argues that representations of food—in literature and popular fiction, cookbooks and travel guides, war propaganda, women’s magazines, television and print advertisements—are not just about nourishment or pleasure. Contributors explore how these various modes of representation, reflecting prevailing attitudes and assumptions about food and food practices, function instead to circulate and transgress dominant cultural ideologies. Addressing questions concerning whose interests are served by a particular food practice or habit and what political ends are fulfilled by the historical changes that lead from one practice to another in Western culture, the essays offer a rich historical narrative that moves from the construction of the nineteenth-century English gentleman to the creation of two of today’s iconic figures in food culture, Julia Child and Martha Stewart. Along the way, readers will encounter World War I propaganda, holocaust and Sephardic cookbooks, the Rosenbergs, German tour guides, fast food advertising, food packaging, and chocolate, and will find food for thought on the meanings of everything from camembert to Velveeta, from salads to burgers, and from tikka masala to Campbell’s soup. “The contributions to Edible Ideologies show a richness of concrete argument … Vividly and vibrantly, the essays … reveal multitudes of meaning.” — Gastronomica “…this collection moves beyond the scope of ‘food studies’ to be of interest to readers in literature, gender studies, sociology, advertising history, and related disciplines.” — CHOICE “This is a solid intervention in contemporary debates about food and representation in the Anglo-American world. The essays are historically rich, theoretically engaging, and unpredictable enough to be immensely readable. Who knew that a box of Jell-O would do so much harm to Ethel Rosenberg’s case?!” — Krishnendu Ray, author of The Migrant’s Table: Meals and Memories in Bengali-American Households Contributors include Nathan Abrams, Annette Cozzi, Marie I. Drews, Charlene Elliott, Lynne Fallwell, Celia M. Kingsbury, Kathleen LeBesco, Eric Mason, Peter Naccarato, Kathleen Banks Nutter, and Jean P. Retzinger.

Christian Herald

Author: Louis Klopsch,Thomas De Witt Talmage,George Henry Sandison

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian life

Page: N.A

View: 9582

100 Creative Ways to Learn Memory Verses

Author: Karen Holford

Publisher: Autumn House Publishing

ISBN: 081270505X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 4375

Karen Holford, author of 100 Creative Prayer Ideas for Kids, draws from years of experience and oodles of ingenuity to help kids delight in God's Word. Multisensory activities such as Alphabetti Verse, Secret Codes, Stepping Stone, Recycled Tunes, and Edible Verses make spiritual concepts real and exciting to kids of all ages.Take your pick--the ideas crammed into this book will suit a variety of interests, skills, learning styles, group sizes, and available materials. Best of all, kids come away from each activity with God's message to them embedded firmly in their hearts and minds!

The Golem

What You Should Know about Science

Author: Harry M. Collins,Trevor Pinch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521645508

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 2403

What is the golem? In Jewish mythology the Golem is an effigy or image brought to life. While not evil, it is a strong, clumsy and incomplete servant. Through a series of case studies, ranging from relativity and cold fusion to memory in worms and the sex lives of lizards, Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch debunk the traditional view that science is the straightforward result of competent theorization, observation and experimentation. Scientific certainty is the interpretation of ambiguous results. The very well received first edition generated much debate, reflected in a substantial new Afterword in this new edition, which seeks to place the book in what have become known as 'the science wars'.

The Incredible Edible Landscape

Author: Joy Bossi,Karen Bastow

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781462102211

Category: Gardening

Page: 132

View: 7833

Want your garden to replace the grocery store? Learn how to grow and maintain a garden that is beautiful, sustainable, and edible with Joy Bossi and Karen Bastow. The master gardeners who brought you the bestseller Joy in Your Garden now help you keep your garden in peak condition as well as harvest, store, and preserve the delicious things you grow in your own front yard.


Author: International Institute of Refrigeration

Publisher: N.A


Category: Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery

Page: N.A

View: 8872

Kulinarik und Kultur

Speisen als kulturelle Codes in Zentraleuropa

Author: Moritz Csáky,Georg Christian Lack

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 3205795393

Category: Cooking, European

Page: 196

View: 1125

Die kulturwissenschaftliche Beschäftigung mit Kulinarik vermag zur Erklärung kultureller Prozesse beizutragen. In Zentraleuropa, deren Gesellschaft durch Heterogenität und Differenz gekennzeichnet ist, durchbrechen Speisen staatliche, sprachliche und ethnische Trennlinien und erfahren durch unterschiedliche Zubereitung kontinuierlich Umdeutungen. Sie vereinen ganz unterschiedliche Menschen miteinander.

In den Straßen die Wut

Author: Ryan Gattis

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644546517

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 3410

Sechs Tage im Jahr 1992. Polizisten misshandeln einen schwarzen Bürger und Los Angeles explodiert. Plünderungen, überall brennt es; ein Bürgerkrieg mitten im Herzen der westlichen Welt. Was passiert, wenn die Polizei eine Stadt den Armeen der Gangs überlässt? Rechnungen werden beglichen noch und noch. Davon erzählt dieser ungeheuerliche Roman. Am Anfang ein unmenschlicher Mord: Wir erleben ihn aus der Sicht des Opfers. Dann kommen andere zu Wort: skrupellose und weniger skrupellose Gangster, rassistische Polizisten, Krankenschwestern, Junkies, jugendliche Mitläufer. Und es entsteht das Bild einer Gesellschaft, in der der Stärkere den Schwächeren frisst und die sich im Ausnahmezustand gänzlich enthüllt. Ein Roman wie ein Tarantino-Film, ein Gewaltexzess, ein Experiment, ein Buch ohne Vorbild. «Eine monumentale Leistung: Gattis nimmt den Leser mit in das zerbrochene, wütende Herz von Los Angeles während der Unruhen von 1992 und blinzelt nicht einmal mit den Augen vor dem, was er da sieht.» (Dennis Lehane) «Ein symphonischer, unglaublich perfekter, unüberbietbarer Roman. Er hat mich in einem Stück verschluckt.» (David Mitchell) «Heftige, temporeiche, lebenspralle Szenen einer Stadt im Krieg. Dieser Autor weiß genau, wovon er schreibt.» (Joyce Carol Oates) «Das herzzerreißende Bild einer Stadt, die sich selbst zerstört.» (Paula Hawkins, Autorin von «Girl on the Train») «Ein wahnsinnig hochtouriger Roman: schmutzig, nervenzerfetzend, manchmal unerträglich gewaltsam, gleichzeitig aber auch erfüllt von einem tiefen Mitgefühl für seine Figuren.» (New York Times)

Everyday Memory

Author: Svein Magnussen,Tore Helstrup

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135420653

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 647

This book presents an authoritative overview of memory in everyday contexts. Written by an expert team of international authors, it gathers together research on some of the more neglected but revealing areas of memory, to provide a comprehensive overview of remembering in real life situations. Contributions from leading experts deal with a variety of important questions concerning everyday memory, from under-researched areas such as memory for odours, to more well known areas, like collective memory. Topics covered also include: Beliefs about memory and the metaphors used to discuss memory The relation between self-referent beliefs and actual memory performance The development of autobiographical memory. Everyday Memory summarises current knowledge and presents new interpretations and hypotheses to be explored by future research. It discusses aspects of human memory which are frequently ignored or dealt with only very briefly by ordinary textbooks and as a result will have a broad appeal for researchers and students.

Edible Espionage

Author: Shaunna Owens,Dana Volney

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1628305886

Category: Fiction

Page: 129

View: 2017

Smart and independent, Sarah Zion is a woman who rarely apologizes. As head pastry chef and co-owner of Crazy for Cake, she feels the small business pressure to keep her dreams alive. Winning the grand prize at the Trio Trifecta would be the icing on the cake. She is caught off guard when smooth talking, gorgeous Gavin Arnold folds himself into her life. When a help wanted sign appears, Gavin jumps at the opportunity to infiltrate Crazy for Cake. He sleeps, eats, and breathes his personal security firm and is on an assignment to stop at nothing to make sure his client wins the Trio Trifecta baking competition, even if that means acing out Sarah’s bakery. What Gavin doesn’t see coming could cost him. Will personal feelings rise above professional obligations?