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Migrant Marketplaces : Food and Italians in North and South America - by Elizabeth Zanoni (Paperback)

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"Today middle class consumers in the Americas drive the transatlantic trade in Italian foods associated with refined consumption--award-winning regional wines, herb infused olive oils, heirloom San Marzano canned tomatoes, syrupy balsamic vinegars, and pungent slabs of aged parmigiano cheese. At the same time, pizza and pasta are considered typical fare in the U.S. and Argentina. Both developments reflect major changes since the late 19th century when Italy was associated with less luxurious items, mainly mass proletariat migrants, food staple exports, and an unpalatable, garlic-saturated cuisine. During this time of mass labor migration, it was migrant demand for homeland tastes that opened up and sustained transnational trade routes in Italian food items, routes that linked Italians in migrant marketplaces in New York, Buenos Aires, and other cities of the Americas to Italy and to each other. This historical journey from labor migrants to middle-class consumers is a story about international migrants, about the foods and consumption habits that traveled with them, and about how the presence of both mobile people and products ultimately transformed the identities and consumer practices of migrants and non-migrants alike. This book examines how connections between Italian people and products in all three countries influenced migrants' consumer experiences during the age of mass migration" --
Number of Pages: 273
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History, Regional & Ethnic, Emigration & Immigration
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
Book theme: Italian
Author: Elizabeth Zanoni
Language: English
Street Date: March 21, 2018
TCIN: 53390014
UPC: 9780252083297
Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-1619
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