Congotay! Congotay! A Global History of Caribbean Food by Candice Goucher

By Candice Goucher

on account that 1492, the precise cultures, peoples, and languages of 4 continents have met within the Caribbean and intermingled in wave after wave of post-Columbian encounters, with meals and their kinds of education being one of the such a lot consumable of the converging cultural components.

This ebook strains the pathways of migrants and visitors and the blending in their cultures within the Caribbean from the Atlantic slave exchange to the trendy tourism economic system. As an item of cultural alternate and worldwide alternate, foodstuff deals an interesting window into this global. the various issues coated within the ebook comprise foodways, Atlantic heritage, the slave exchange, the significance of sugar, where of nutrition in African-derived faith, resistance, sexuality and the Caribbean kitchen, modern Caribbean identification, and the politics of the hot globalisation. the writer attracts on archival resources and ecu written descriptions to reconstruct African foodways within the diaspora and areas them within the context of archaeology and oral traditions, functionality arts, ritual, proverbs, folktales, and the kid's track video game "Congotay." Enriching the presentation are 16 recipes positioned in distinctive containers in the course of the book.

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