Secrets from the Greek Kitchen Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

Cooking, Skill, and Everyday Life on an Aegean Island

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Publisher Description

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen explores how cooking skills, practices, and knowledge on the island of Kalymnos are reinforced or transformed by contemporary events. Based on more than twenty years of research and the author’s videos of everyday cooking techniques, this rich ethnography treats the kitchen as an environment in which people pursue tasks, display expertise, and confront culturally defined risks.

Kalymnian islanders, both women and men, use food as a way of evoking personal and collective memory, creating an elaborate discourse on ingredients, tastes, and recipes. Author David E. Sutton focuses on micropractices in the kitchen, such as the cutting of onions, the use of a can opener, and the rolling of phyllo dough, along with cultural changes, such as the rise of televised cooking shows, to reveal new perspectives on the anthropology of everyday living.

GENRE
Cookbooks, Food & Wine
RELEASED
2014
September 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of California Press
SELLER
University of California Press
SIZE
5.3
MB

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