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Global Jewish Foodways : A History - (At Table) (Hardcover)

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The history of the Jewish people has been a history of migration. Although Jews invariably brought with them their traditional ideas about food during these migrations, just as invariably they engaged with the foods they encountered in their new environments. Their culinary habits changed as a result of both these migrations and the new political and social realities they encountered. The stories in this volume examine the sometimes bewildering kaleidoscope of food experiences generated by new social contacts, trade, political revolutions, wars, and migrations, both voluntary and compelled.

This panoramic history of Jewish food highlights its breadth and depth on a global scale from Renaissance Italy to the post–World War II era in Israel, Argentina, and the United States and critically examines the impact of food on Jewish lives and on the complex set of laws, practices, and procedures that constitutes the Jewish dietary system and regulates what can be eaten, when, how, and with whom. Global Jewish Foodways offers a fresh perspective on how historical changes through migration, settlement, and accommodation transformed Jewish food and customs.

Number of Pages: 336
Genre: History, Social Science, Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Jewish, Jewish Studies, History
Series Title: At Table
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2018
TCIN: 53646906
UPC: 9781496202284
Item Number (DPCI): 248-72-6654
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