Cajun Foodways by C. Paige Gutierrez,Barry Jean Ancelet

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By C. Paige Gutierrez,Barry Jean Ancelet

Cajun foodstuff has turn into a well-liked "ethnic" foodstuff all through the US over the past decade. This interesting booklet explores the importance of Cajun cookery on its domestic turf in south Louisiana, a quarter marked through startling juxtapositions of the hot and the outdated, the nationally common and the in the neighborhood unique.

Neither a cookbook nor a restaurant advisor, Cajun Foodways supplies interpretation to the that means of conventional Cajun meals from the viewpoint of folklife reviews and cultural anthropology. the writer takes into consideration the trendy local pop culture in interpreting conventional foodways of the Cajuns.

Cajuns' consciousness to their very own conventional foodways is greater than simply nostalgia or a smart advertising and marketing ploy to entice travelers and promote neighborhood items. The symbolic strength of Cajun foodstuff is deeply rooted in Cajuns' ethnic identification, particularly their attachments to their typical surroundings and their love of being with people.

Foodways are an efficient image for what it capacity to be a Cajun at the present time. The reader drawn to foodstuff and in cooking will locate a lot attraction during this booklet, for it illustrates a brand new method to take into consideration how and why humans consume as they do.

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