or Connect

Cajun Foodways

This item needs more info! Review It Add To a List
Cajun Foodways

Cajun food has become a popular "ethnic" food throughout America during the last decade. This fascinating book explores the significance of Cajun cookery on its home turf in south Louisiana, a region marked by startling juxtapositions of the new and the old, the nationally standard and the locally unique.Neither a cookbook nor a restaurant guide, Cajun Foodways gives interpretation to the meaning of traditional Cajun food from the perspective of folklife studies and cultural anthropology. The author takes into account the modern regional popular culture in examining traditional foodways of the Cajuns.Cajuns' attention to their own traditional foodways is more than merely nostalgia or a clever marketing ploy to lure tourists and sell local products. The symbolic power of Cajun food is deeply rooted in Cajuns' ethnic identity, especially their attachments to their natural environment and their love of being with people.Foodways are an effective symbol for what it means to be a Cajun today. The reader interested in food and in cooking will find much appeal in this book, for it illustrates a new way to think about how and why people eat as they do.

AuthorC. Paige Gutierrez
Dewey Decimal Number394.12089410763
LabelUniversity Press of Mississippi
List Price$25.00
ManufacturerUniversity Press of Mississippi
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages176
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date1992-08-01
PublisherUniversity Press of Mississippi
StudioUniversity Press of Mississippi
TitleCajun Foodways
CreatorBarry Jean Ancelet
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC