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Food and Culture

Food and Culture
Author: Pamela Goyan Kittler - Kathryn P. Sucher
ISBN 13: 9780495115410
ISBN 10: 49511541
Edition: 5
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2007-06-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 558
List Price: $235.95

Kittler, a cultural nutrition consultant, and Sucher (nutrition and food science, San Jose State University) cover culturally related food and nutrition topics in this engaging text for aspiring dieticians, nutritionists, and food service professionals. Each chapter on a particular ethnic, religious, or regional group looks at traditional and assimilated food habits, and discusses ingredients, meals, and therapeutic uses of food. This fourth edition contains new material on Balkan, Middle Eastern, and Pakistani Americans. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


In a revision of the 1998 cultural nutrition consultant Kittler and Sucher (nutrition and food science, San Jose State U., California) synthesize the considerable research by anthropologists and other social scientists into food for use by practicing health and nutrition professionals. After reviewing such aspects as changing demographics and dietary practices of eastern and western religions, they profile all the major ethnic groups of North America, in order of their arrival. They conclude with a survey of regional food habits. A glossary of ethnic ingredients does not indicate pronunciation. No date or title is mentioned for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)