Food And Culture

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  • Copyright: 2007-06-27
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FOOD AND CULTURE is the market-leading text for the cultural foods courses, providing information on the health, culture, food, and nutrition habits of the most common ethnic and racial groups living in the United States. It is designed to help health professionals, chefs, and others in the food service industry learn to work effectively with members of different ethnic and religious groups in a culturally sensitive manner. Authors Pamela Goyan Kittler and Kathryn P. Sucher include comprehensive coverage of key ethnic, religious, and regional groups, including Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, Mexicans and Central Americans, Caribbean Islanders, South Americans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Southeast Asians, Pacific Islanders, People of the Balkans, Middle Easterners, Asian Indians, and regional Americans.

Table of Contents

Food and Culturep. 1
What is Food?p. 1
The Omnivore's Paradoxp. 2
Self-Identityp. 2
Symbolic Use of Foodp. 3
Cultural Identityp. 4
What is Culture?p. 5
The Acculturation Processp. 6
Acculturation of Food Habitsp. 6
Cultural Food Habitsp. 7
Core and Complementary Foods Modelp. 7
Flavor Principlesp. 8
Meal Patterns and Meal Cyclesp. 9
Developmental Perspective of Food Culturep. 11
Individual Food Habitsp. 12
Food Availabilityp. 12
Edible or Inedible?p. 13
Consumer Food Choice Modelp. 13
Nutrition and Food Habitsp. 18
The Need for Cultural Competencyp. 18
Intercultural Nutritionp. 23
The American Paradoxp. 25
Traditional Health Beliefs and Practicesp. 37
Worldviewp. 37
Cultural Outlookp. 37
Biomedical Worldviewp. 39
What is Health?p. 41
Cultural Definitions of Healthp. 41
Health Maintenancep. 43
Disease, Illness, and Sicknessp. 45
Cultural Definitions of Disease, Illness, and Sicknessp. 45
Healing Practicesp. 48
Pluralistic Health Care Systemsp. 52
Medical Pluralismp. 52
Biomedical Healingp. 52
Intercultural Communicationp. 57
The Intercultural Challengep. 57
Intercultural Communication Conceptsp. 58
Verbal Communicationp. 59
Nonverbal Communicationp. 64
Role of Communication in Health Carep. 67
Interaction between Provider and Clientp. 67
Responsibilities of the Health Care Providerp. 69
Successful Intercultural Communicationp. 69
Intercultural Communication Skillsp. 70
Intercultural Counselingp. 73
Intercultural Nutrition Assessmentp. 75
Intercultural Nutrition Educationp. 77
Culturally Relevant Program Preparationp. 77
Implementation Strategiesp. 79
Food and Religionp. 85
Western Religionsp. 86
Judaismp. 86
Christianityp. 91
Islamp. 96
Eastern Religionsp. 100
Hinduismp. 100
Buddhismp. 104
Native Americansp. 109
Cultural Perspectivep. 109
History of Native Americansp. 109
Worldviewp. 112
Traditional Food Habitsp. 114
Ingredients and Common Foodsp. 114
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 121
Role of Food in Native American Culture and Etiquettep. 122
Therapeutic Uses of Foodp. 122
Contemporary Food Habitsp. 123
Adaptation of Food Habitsp. 123
Nutritional Statusp. 126
Northern and Southern Europeansp. 139
Northern Europeansp. 139
Cultural Perspectivep. 140
History of Northern Europeans in the United Statesp. 140
Worldviewp. 142
Traditional Food Habitsp. 144
Ingredients and Common Foodsp. 144
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 150
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 152
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 152
Nutritional Statusp. 154
Southern Europeansp. 156
Cultural Perspectivep. 156
History of Southern Europeans in the United Statesp. 156
Worldviewp. 158
Traditional Food Habitsp. 159
Ingredients and Common Foodsp. 159
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 165
Therapeutic Uses of Foodp. 167
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 168
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 168
Nutritional Statusp. 168
Central Europeans, People of the Former Soviet Union, and Scandinaviansp. 173
Central Europeans and the People of the FSUp. 173
Cultural Perspectivep. 174
History of Central Europeans and Russians in the United Statesp. 174
Worldviewp. 178
Traditional Food Habitsp. 182
Ingredients and Common Foods: Staples and Regional Variationsp. 182
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 185
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 190
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 190
Nutritional Statusp. 191
Scandinaviansp. 194
Cultural Perspectivep. 194
History of Scandinavians in the United Statesp. 194
Worldviewp. 195
Traditional Food Habitsp. 195
Ingredients and Common Foods: Staples and Regional Variationsp. 196
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 198
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 199
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 199
Nutritional Statusp. 199
Africansp. 205
Cultural Perspectivep. 205
History of Africans in the United Statesp. 206
Worldviewp. 209
Traditional Food Habitsp. 211
Ingredients and Common Foodsp. 211
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 218
Role of Food in African-American Society and Etiquettep. 220
Therapeutic Uses of Foodp. 220
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 221
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 221
Nutritional Statusp. 222
Mexicans and Central Americansp. 235
Mexicansp. 235
Cultural Perspectivep. 235
History of Mexicans in the United Statesp. 235
Worldviewp. 237
Traditional Food Habitsp. 240
Ingredients and Common Foodsp. 240
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 247
Role of Food and Etiquette in Mexican Societyp. 248
Therapeutic Uses of Foodp. 249
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 249
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 251
Nutritional Statusp. 252
Central Americansp. 258
Cultural Perspectivep. 258
History of Central Americans in the United Statesp. 258
Worldviewp. 259
Traditional Food Habitsp. 261
Ingredients and Common Foodsp. 261
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 263
Etiquettep. 264
Therapeutic Uses of Foodsp. 264
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 265
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 265
Nutritional Statusp. 265
Caribbean Islanders and South Americansp. 175
Caribbean Islandersp. 275
Cultural Perspectivep. 275
History of Caribbean Islanders in the United Statesp. 275
Worldviewp. 279
Traditional Food Habitsp. 282
Ingredients and Common Foodsp. 282
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 287
Therapeutic Uses of Foodp. 290
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 291
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 291
Nutritional Statusp. 292
South Americansp. 296
Cultural Perspectivep. 297
History of South Americans in the United Statesp. 297
Worldviewp. 298
Traditional Food Habitsp. 300
Ingredients and Common Foodsp. 300
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 306
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 307
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 307
Nutritional Statusp. 307
East Asiansp. 315
Chinesep. 315
Cultural Perspectivep. 316
History of Chinese in the United Statesp. 316
Worldviewp. 318
Traditional Food Habitsp. 321
Ingredients and Common Foodsp. 321
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 327
Therapeutic Uses of Foodp. 329
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 330
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 330
Nutritional Statusp. 331
Japanesep. 334
Cultural Perspectivep. 334
History of Japanese in the United Statesp. 334
Worldviewp. 335
Traditional Food Habitsp. 337
Ingredients and Common Foodsp. 337
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 340
Therapeutic Uses of Foodp. 342
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 342
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 342
Nutritional Statusp. 343
Koreansp. 345
Cultural Perspectivep. 345
History of Koreans in the United Statesp. 345
Worldviewp. 346
Traditional Food Habitsp. 348
Ingredients and Common Foodsp. 348
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 350
Therapeutic Uses of Foodp. 351
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 352
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 352
Nutritional Statusp. 353
Southeast Asians and Pacific Islandersp. 361
Southeast Asiansp. 361
Cultural Perspectivep. 361
History of Southeast Asians in the United Statesp. 361
Worldviewp. 365
Traditional Food Habitsp. 371
Ingredients and Common Foods: Staples and Regional Variationsp. 371
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 379
Therapeutic Uses of Foodp. 381
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 382
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 382
Nutritional Statusp. 384
Pacific Islandersp. 390
Cultural Perspectivep. 390
History of Pacific Islanders in the United Statesp. 390
Worldviewp. 392
Traditional Food Habitsp. 393
Ingredients and Common Foods: Staplesp. 393
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 395
Role of Foodp. 396
Therapeutic Uses of Foodsp. 396
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 397
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 397
Nutritional Statusp. 397
People of the Balkans and the Middle Eastp. 407
Cultural Perspectivep. 407
History of People of the Balkans and Middle East in the United Statesp. 408
Current Demographics and Socioeconomic Statusp. 410
Worldviewp. 412
Traditional Food Habitsp. 417
Ingredients and Common Foodsp. 417
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 425
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 431
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 431
Nutritional Statusp. 432
South Asiansp. 441
Cultural Perspectivep. 441
History of Asian Indians and Pakistanis in the United Statesp. 441
Worldviewp. 444
Traditional Food Habitsp. 447
Ingredients and Common Foodsp. 447
Meal Composition and Cyclep. 454
Role of Food in Indian Society and Etiquettep. 457
Therapeutic Uses of Foodp. 458
Contemporary Food Habits in the United Statesp. 460
Adaptations of Food Habitsp. 460
Nutritional Statusp. 461
Regional Americansp. 473
American Regional Food Habitsp. 473
What Is Regional Fare?p. 473
Regional Divisionsp. 475
The Northeastp. 475
Regional Profilep. 475
Traditional Farep. 477
Health Concernsp. 484
The Midwestp. 484
Regional Profilep. 484
Traditional Farep. 486
Health Concernsp. 492
The Southp. 492
Regional Profilep. 492
Traditional Farep. 495
Health Concernsp. 506
The Westp. 508
Regional Profilep. 508
Traditional Farep. 509
Health Concernsp. 518
Glossary of Ethnic Ingredientsp. 523
Resourcesp. 535
Indexp. 539
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