Beyond Hummus and Falafel

Beyond Hummus and Falafel is the story of how food has come to play a central role in how Palestinian citizens of Israel negotiate life and a shared cultural identity within a tense political context.

Author: Liora Gvion

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520262324

Category: Cooking

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Originally published in Hebrew as: Be-govah ha-beoten: ha-hebeotim ha-ohevratiyim oveha-poliotiyim shel ha-miotbaoh ha-Arvi be-Yiasrael.
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Beyond Hummus and Falafel

As for labaneh, she says: We eat labaneh for breakfast—you eat it for supper together with an egg or in a restaurant with hummus. For you, falafel is food. For us, it's something you eat with food. You took from us only what suited you.

Author: Liora Gvion

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520953673

Category: Cooking

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Beyond Hummus and Falafel is the story of how food has come to play a central role in how Palestinian citizens of Israel negotiate life and a shared cultural identity within a tense political context. At the household level, Palestinian women govern food culture in the home, replicating tradition and acting as agents of change and modernization, carefully adopting and adapting mainstream Jewish culinary practices and technologies in the kitchen. Food is at the center of how Arab culture minorities define and shape the boundaries and substance of their identity within Israel.
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Beyond the Silk Roads

Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel. Berkeley: University of California Press. Farquhar, Michael. 2015. ʻSaudi Petrodollars, Spiritual Capital, and the Islamic University of Medina: A ...

Author: Magnus Marsden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108976503

Category: Social Science

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Small-scale traders play a crucial role in forging Asian connectivity, forming networks and informal institutions separate from those driven by nation-states, such as China's Belt and Road Initiative. This ambitious study provides a unique insight into the lives of the mobile traders from Afghanistan who traverse Eurasia. Reflecting on over a decade of intensive ethnographic fieldwork, Magnus Marsden introduces readers to a dynamic yet historically durable universe of commercial and cultural connections. Through an exploration of the traders' networks, cultural and religious identities, as well as the nodes in which they operate, Marsden emphasises their ability to navigate Eurasia's geopolitical tensions and to forge transregional routes that channel significant flows of people, resources, and ideas. Beyond the Silk Roads will interest those seeking to understand contemporary iterations of the Silk Road within the context of geopolitics in the region. This title is also available as Open Access.
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Jews and Their Foodways

On the iconic role of falafel in the state of Israel, see, for instance, Yasmin Kay, “Tourist tip #15/Falafel,” Haaretz ... See also Liora Gvion, Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel ...

Author: Anat Helman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190493592

Category: Religion

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Food is not just a physical necessity but also a composite commodity. It is part of a communication system, a nonverbal medium for expression, and a marker of special events. Bringing together contributions from fourteen historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and literary critics, Volume XXVIII of Studies in Contemporary Jewry presents various viewpoints on the subtle and intricate relations between Jews and their foodways. The ancient Jewish community ritualized and codified the sphere of food; by regulating specific and detailed culinary laws, Judaism extended and accentuated food's cultural meanings. Modern Jewry is no longer defined exclusively in religious terms, yet a decrease in the role of religion, including kashrut observance, does not necessarily entail any diminishment of the role of food. On the contrary, as shown by the essays in this volume, choices of food take on special importance when Jewish individuals and communities face the challenges of modernity. Following an introduction by Sidney Mintz and concluding with an overview by Richard Wilk, the symposium essays lead the reader from the 20th century to the 21st, across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America. Through periods of war and peace, voluntary immigrations and forced deportations, want and abundance, contemporary Jews use food both for demarcating new borders in rapidly changing circumstances and for remembering a diverse heritage. Despite a tendency in traditional Jewish studies to focus on "high" culture and to marginalize "low" culture, Jews and Their Foodways demonstrates how an examination of people's eating habits helps to explain human life and its diversity through no less than the study of great events, the deeds of famous people, and the writings of distinguished rabbis.
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The Land Beyond

'Hummus, falafel, hummus, falafel. Everyone has hummus, falafel,' said Florida in a deep voice, leaving little mystery as to what would follow. Deep, red ceramic pots with olive oil pooled on top of creamy hummus came first, ...

Author: Leon McCarron

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786722843

Category: Social Science

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Shortlisted for the Adventure Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. There are many reasons why it might seem unwise to walk, mostly alone, through the Middle East. That, in part, is exactly why Leon McCarron did it. From Jerusalem, McCarron followed a series of wild hiking trails that trace ancient trading and pilgrimage routes and traverse some of the most contested landscapes in the world. In the West Bank, he met families struggling to lead normal lives amidst political turmoil and had a surreal encounter with the world's oldest and smallest religious sect. In Jordan, he visited the ruins of Hellenic citadels and trekked through the legendary Wadi Rum. His journey culminated in the vast deserts of the Sinai, home to Bedouin tribes and haunted by the ghosts of Biblical history. The Land Beyond is a journey through time, from the quagmire of current geopolitics to the original ideals of the faithful, through the layers of history, culture and religion that have shaped the Holy Land. But at its heart, it is the story of people, not politics and of the connections that can bridge seemingly insurmountable barriers.
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Global Jewish Foodways

My thanks to Dafna Hirsch for bringing this work to my attention. http://www.falafelroad.blogspot.com. Liora Gvion, Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel (Berkeley: University of ...

Author: Hasia R. Diner

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496206114

Category: Cooking

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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.
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Making Levantine Cuisine

... Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012). 6. Samir Amin, The Law of Worldwide Value (1978) (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2010), 32. 7.

Author: Anny Gaul

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477324592

Category: Social Science

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Melding the rural and the urban with the local, regional, and global, Levantine cuisine is a mélange of ingredients, recipes, and modes of consumption rooted in the Eastern Mediterranean. Making Levantine Cuisine provides much-needed scholarly attention to the region’s culinary cultures while teasing apart the tangled histories and knotted migrations of food. Akin to the region itself, the culinary repertoires that comprise Levantine cuisine endure and transform—are unified but not uniform. This book delves into the production and circulation of sugar, olive oil, and pistachios; examines the social origins of kibbe, Adana kebab, shakshuka, falafel, and shawarma; and offers a sprinkling of family recipes along the way. The histories of these ingredients and dishes, now so emblematic of the Levant, reveal the processes that codified them as national foods, the faulty binaries of Arab or Jewish and traditional or modern, and the global nature of foodways. Making Levantine Cuisine draws from personal archives and public memory to illustrate the diverse past and persistent cultural unity of a politically divided region.
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Science Technology and Art in International Relations

Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel. Translated by David Wesley and Elana Wesley. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press. Hirsch, D. (2011).

Author: J.P. Singh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317210757

Category: Political Science

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This volume brings together 19 original chapters, plus four substantive introductions, which collectively provide a unique examination of the issues of science, technology, and art in international relations. The overarching theme of the book links global politics with human interventions in the world: We cannot disconnect how humans act on the world through science, technology, and artistic endeavors from the engagements and practices that together constitute IR. There is science, technology, and even artistry in the conduct of war—and in the conduct of peace as well. Scholars and students of international relations are beginning to explore these connections, and the authors of the chapters in this volume from around the world are at the forefront.
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Feasting and Fasting

Ariel, “Hummus Wars”; Gvion, Beyond Hummus and Falafel. Raviv, Falafel Nation. For discussion, see Adams, Sexual Politics of Meat, 52–55. For discussion, see Williams-Forson, Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs.

Author: Aaron S. Gross

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479866236

Category: Social Science

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How Judaism and food are intertwined Judaism is a religion that is enthusiastic about food. Jewish holidays are inevitably celebrated through eating particular foods, or around fasting and then eating particular foods. Through fasting, feasting, dining, and noshing, food infuses the rich traditions of Judaism into daily life. What do the complicated laws of kosher food mean to Jews? How does food in Jewish bellies shape the hearts and minds of Jews? What does the Jewish relationship with food teach us about Christianity, Islam, and religion itself? Can food shape the future of Judaism? Feasting and Fasting explores questions like these to offer an expansive look at how Judaism and food have been intertwined, both historically and today. It also grapples with the charged ethical debates about how food choices reflect competing Jewish values about community, animals, the natural world and the very meaning of being human. Encompassing historical, ethnographic, and theoretical viewpoints, and including contributions dedicated to the religious dimensions of foods including garlic, Crisco, peanut oil, and wine, the volume advances the state of both Jewish studies and religious studies scholarship on food. Bookended with a foreword by the Jewish historian Hasia Diner and an epilogue by the novelist and food activist Jonathan Safran Foer, Feasting and Fasting provides a resource for anyone who hungers to understand how food and religion intersect.
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Culinary Nationalism in Asia

Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel. Berkeley: University of California Press. Han Kyung-Koo. 2000. “Some Foods Are Good to Think: Kimchi and the Epitomization of National Character.

Author: Michelle T. King

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350078680

Category: Social Science

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With culinary nationalism defined as a process in flux, as opposed to the limited concept of national cuisine, the contributors of this book call for explicit critical comparisons of cases of culinary nationalism among Asian regions, with the intention of recognizing patterns of modern culinary development. As a result, the formation of modern cuisine is revealed to be a process that takes place around the world, in different forms and periods, and not exclusive to current Eurocentric models. Key themes include the historical legacies of imperialism/colonialism, nationalism, the Cold War, and global capitalism in Asian cuisines; internal culinary boundaries between genders, ethnicities, social classes, religious groups, and perceived traditions/modernities; and global contexts of Asian cuisines as both nationalist and internationalist enterprises, and "Asia" itself as a vibrant culinary imaginary. The book, which includes a foreword from Krishnendu Ray and an afterword from James L. Watson, sets out a fresh agenda for thinking about future food studies scholarship.
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Everyday Peace

34 Liora Gvion, Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012). 35 Sophie Watson, 'The Magic of the Marketplace: Sociality in a Neglected Public ...

Author: Roger Mac Ginty

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197563410

Category: Political Science

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An exploration of how so-called ordinary people can disrupt violent conflict and forge peace. In this pathbreaking book, Roger Mac Ginty explores everyday peace-or how individuals and small groups can eke out spaces of tolerance and conciliation in conflict-ridden societies. Drawing on original material from the Everyday Peace Indicators project, he blends theory and concept-building together with contemporary and comparative examples. Unusual for the disciplines of peace and conflict studies as well as international relations, Everyday Peace also utilizes personal diaries and memoirs from World Wars One and Two. The book unpacks the core components of everyday peace and argues that it is constructed from a mix of sociality, reciprocity, and solidarity. This exploration of bottom-up and community-level approaches to peace challenges the usual concentration on top-down approaches to peace advanced by governments and international organizations. Indeed, the book goes to the lowest level of social organization - individuals, families and small groups of friends and colleagues - and looks at everyday interaction in workplaces, the stairwells of apartment buildings, and the queue for public transport. Mac Ginty sees peace and conflict as being embodied, lived, and experienced - and constructs a multi-layered definition of peace. Importantly, he applies his evidentiary base of micro-acts that constitute everyday peace to societies that have emerged out of conflict and have not experienced recidivism on a large scale. Unlike most who focus on top-down processes, he demonstrates that what matters is the interaction between top-down and bottom-up peace and how, in an ideal scenario, they can have a symbiotic relationship. By focusing on how the small-scale can have big and lasting effects, Everyday Peace will reshape our understanding of how peace comes about.
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Food National Identity and Nationalism

Gvion, Liora (2012) Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel. London: University of California Press. Gvion, Liora (2014) 'Intertwining tradition with modernity: The case of Palestinian ...

Author: Atsuko Ichijo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137483133

Category: Social Science

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Exploring a much neglected area, the relationship between food and nationalism, this book examines a number of case studies at various levels of political analysis to show how useful the food and nationalism axis can be in the study of politics.
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Globalizing Organic

Beyond hummus and falafel: Social and political aspects of Palestinian food in Israel. University of California Press. Gvion, L. (2017). Space, gentrification and traditional open-air markets: How do vendors in the Carmel market in Tel ...

Author: Rafi Grosglik

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438481579

Category: Social Science

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Traces how alternative food movements are affected by global and local trends, with a focus on how organic agriculture was integrated in Israel. Globalizing Organic focuses on the globalization of a culture of “eating for change” and the ways in which local meanings attached to the production of foods embed ecological and social values. Rafi Grosglik examines how organic agriculture was integrated in Israel—a state in which agriculture was a key mechanism in promoting Jewish nationalism and in time has become highly mechanized and technologically sophisticated. He explores how organic food, which signifies environmental protection and social equity, has been realized in a country where environmental issues are perceived as less pressing compared to inner political conflicts, the Israeli-Arab conflict, and recurrent wars. Based on more than a decade of ethnographic fieldwork, interviews, and analysis of historical documents and media, Grosglik traces how alternative food movements are affected by global and local trends. He covers a wide range of topics, including the ethos of halutzim (“pioneers,” Zionist ideological farmers and workers), the utopian visions of the Israeli kibbutz, indigeneity that is claimed both by Palestinians and Jewish settlers in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank, biblical meanings that have been ascribed to environmental and countercultural ideas, the Americanization of Israeli society, and its neoliberalized economy. Rafi Grosglik is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Jewish Studies Program at the University of California, Davis. He received his PhD in sociology and anthropology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
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The Emergence of National Food

Gvion , L. ( 2012 ), Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Cultural Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel, Berkeley : University of California Press . Gvion L. ( 2014 ), “Tradition and Resistance: The Case of Palestinian Restaurants in ...

Author: Atsuko Ichijo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350074149

Category: Social Science

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What do deep fried mars bars, cod, and Bulgarian yoghurt have in common? Each have become symbolic foods with specific connotations, located to a very specific place and country. This book explores the role of food in society as a means of interrogating the concept of the nation-state and its sub-units, and reveals how the nation-state in its various disguises has been and is changing in response to accelerated globalisation. The chapters investigate various stages of national food: its birth, emergence, and decline, and why sometimes no national food emerges. By collecting and analysing a wide range of case studies from countries including Portugal, Mexico, the USA, Bulgaria, Scotland, and Israel, the book illustrates ways in which various social forces work together to shape social and political realities concerning food. The contributors, hailing from anthropology, history, sociology and political science, investigate the significance of specific food cultures, cuisines, dishes, and ingredients, and their association with national identity. In so doing, it becomes clearer how these two things interact, and demonstrates the scope and direction of the current study of food and nationalism.
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Nourishing the Nation

Liora Gvion's Beyond Hummus and Falafel (2012) focuses on how the Palestinian community in Israel uses food to assert their identity in contrast to the dominant, Zionist state narrative, a situation that in some ways (though not others) ...

Author: Venetia Johannes

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789204384

Category: Social Science

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In the early twenty-first century, nationalism has seen a surprising resurgence across the Western world. In the Catalan Autonomous Community in northeastern Spain, this resurgence has been most apparent in widespread support for Catalonia’s pro-independence movement, and the popular assertion of Catalan symbols, culture and identity in everyday life. Nourishing the Nation provides an ethnographic account of the everyday experience of national identity in Catalonia, using an essential, everyday object of consumption: food. As a crucial element of Catalan cultural life, a focus on food provides unique insight into the lived realities of Catalan nationalism, and how Catalans experience and express their national identity today.
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From the Arab Other to the Israeli Self

Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel (London: University of California Press). Hall, Stuart and Paul du Gay (eds) (1996). Questions of Cultural Identity (London: Sage).

Author: Yonatan Mendel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317131700

Category: Social Science

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This book examines the role played by Arab-Palestinian culture and people in the construction and reproduction of Israeli national identity and culture, showing that it is impossible to understand modern Israeli national identity and culture without taking into account its crucial encounter and dialectical relationship with the Arab-Palestinian indigenous 'Other'. Based on extensive and original primary sources, including archival research, memoirs, advertisements, cookbooks and a variety of cultural products – from songs to dance steps – From the Arab Other to the Israeli Self sheds light on an important cultural and ideational diffusion that has occurred between the Zionist settlers – and later the Jewish-Israeli population – and the indigenous Arab-Palestinian people in Historical Palestine. By examining Israeli food culture, national symbols, the Modern Hebrew language spoken in Israel, and culture, the authors trace the journey of Israeli national identity and culture, in which Arab-Palestinian culture has been imitated, adapted and celebrated, but strikingly also rejected, forgotten and denied. Innovative in approach and richly illustrated with empirical material, this book will appeal to sociologists, anthropologists, historians and scholars of cultural and Middle Eastern studies with interests in the development and adaptation of culture, national thought and identity.
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Eating Traditional Food

food and masculinity: Palestinian men in Israeli society ̄, Men and Masculinities, Vol. 14 (4):408¥429. Gvion, L.(2012). Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Cultural Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel ̄, Berkeley: University of ...

Author: Brigitte Sebastia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317285939

Category: Social Science

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Due to its centrality in human activities, food is a meaningful object that necessarily participates in any cultural, social and ideological construction and its qualification as 'traditional' is a politically laden value. This book demonstrates that traditionality as attributed to foods goes beyond the notions of heritage and authenticity under which it is commonly formulated. Through a series of case studies from a global range of cultural and geographical areas, the book explores a variety of contexts to reveal the complexity behind the attribution of the term 'traditional' to food. In particular, the volume demonstrates that the definitions put forward by programmes such as TRUEFOOD and EuroFIR (and subsequently adopted by organisations including FAO), which have analysed the perception of traditional foods by individuals, do not adequately reflect this complexity. The concept of tradition being deeply ingrained culturally, socially, politically and ideologically, traditional foods resist any single definition. Chapters analyse the processes of valorisation, instrumentalisation and reinvention at stake in the construction and representation of a food as traditional. Overall the book offers fresh perspectives on topics including definition and regulation, nationalism and identity, and health and nutrition, and will be of interest to students and researchers of many disciplines including anthropology, sociology, politics and cultural studies.
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At the Table Food and Family around the World

Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel. Translated by David Wesley and Elana Wesley. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012. Vered, Ronit. “Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi Talk ...

Author: Ken Albala

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697385

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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What's for dinner? Not just in America, but around the world? And how is it cooked, what's the historical significance of that food, how is it served and consumed, and who gets to clean up? This book provides fascinating insight into how dinner is defined in countries around the world. • Provides intimate insights into a broad range of international food habits, thereby affording readers a glimpse into the daily lives of people around the world and offering immense opportunities for cross cultural comparisons • Compares cooking methods, gender roles regarding food and meals, and the places of children or extended relatives at meal time • Underscores how food culture is universally and intrinsically related to ethnicity, family, and meal-time tradition • Presents a combination of reference narrative, photographs, and recipes that make this a one-stop reference source ideal for students learning about other cultures
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Food Cultures of Israel Recipes Customs and Issues

Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. Heine, Peter. 2004. Food Culture in the Near East, Middle East, and North Africa.

Author: Michael Ashkenazi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440866869

Category: Cooking

Page: 227

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This volume explores cuisine in Israel, including the country's food culture history, important dishes, current food issues, and more. The evolution of Israeli food has been dependent on three major variables: the geography and climate of Israel, its ethnic mix and ethnic history (including religious influences, non-Jewish communities, and heavy immigration from around the world), and technical innovation that has enabled Israel to become a leader in agricultural technology. This book provides a comprehensive picture of Israeli food culture in the twenty-first century, examined on the basis of the various influences that created this particular culture. Such influences include the lengthy food history that can be traced to prehistory, including data from the Bible and Koran and archaeological evidence; as well as contemporary food practices that have emerged as a mix of influences from different ethnic groups. Modern Israeli food practices are the result of the sway of European, Middle Eastern, and other cultures, creating a cuisine that is marked by its blends. Main topics are accompanied by easy-to-follow recipes. The book serves as an introduction to daily life in Israel as well as the evolution of food practices in a relatively new country. Provides the reader with an overview of food as one aspect of Israeli culture Serves as a sample case of food culture analysis Discusses the food not only of the Jewish majority groups but also that of non-Jewish and Jewish minority groups and their mutual influences Notes the influences of two central institutions in Israeli society: conscript service in the army and collective food practices Provides readers with an understanding of the problems and benefits of Israeli food and how they are dealt with officially, technically, and unofficially Illustrates the discussion with local recipes
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Food Markets Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2014

Liora Gvion, Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel, trans. by David Wesley and Elana Wesley (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012). The Arab citizens of Israel make up about 20% ...

Author: Mark McWilliams

Publisher: Prospect Books

ISBN: 9781909248441

Category: Fairs

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Includes papers presented at the 2014 Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery
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