Food & Place
"Whether they are descendants of Asian hunters who crossed the
Bering land bridge during the Ice Age or mongrels with New England Puritan-Irish-Polish-Jewish
blood, all people who put down roots are shaped by their home ground.
Over time it seeps into them, and they become natives. In the Northwest
this means they look up at the twilight and draw strength from the mountains.
They seek renewal at the rivers and the shores. They taste communion
in the pink flesh of the salmon, the rains cease to annoy." - Alan
Durning, This Place on Earth: Home and the Practice of Permanence,
"The truth is, none of us can live by wits alone. For even the
barest existence, we depend on the labors of other people, the fruits
of the earth, the inherited goods of our given place. If our interior
journeys are cut loose entirely from these places, then both we and
the neighborhood will suffer." - Scott Russell Sanders, Staying
Put: Making a Home in a Restless World, 103.
"Until we stop craving to be somewhere else and someone else other
than animals whose very cells are constituted from the place on earth
we love the most, then there is little reason to care about native foods,
family farms, or healthy landscapes and communities." – Gary
Barer-Stein, Thelma. 1999. You Eat What You Are: People, Culture
and Food Traditions. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart.
Basso, Keith. 1996. Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language
Among the Western Apache. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico
Counihan, Carole and Penny Van Esterik. 1997. Food and Culture:
A Reader. New York: Routledge.
Durning, Alan. 1996. This Place on Earth: Home and the Practice
of Permanence. Seattle: Sasquatch Books.
Gabaccia, Donna. 1998. We Are What We Eat: Ethnic Food and the
Making of Americans. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Mihesuah, Devon A. 2003. "Decolonizing Our Diets By Recovering
Our Ancestors' Gardens." American Indian Quarterly 27(3/4):
Milburn, Michael P. 2004. "Indigenous Nutrition: Using Traditional
Food Knowledge to Solve Contemporary Health Problems." American
Indian Quarterly 28(3/4):411-435.
Sanders, Scott Russell. 1993. Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless
World. Boston: Beacon Press.
Sokolov, Raymond. 2003. "Dining: Not So Fast; Old-World 'Slow
Food' Is Nothing Here; A Word on 'Artisanal'." The Wall Street
Journal August 15, W10.
Sokolov, Raymond. 2000. "Many Hands Stirring Many Pots."
Natural History. 109(9 November):86-88.
Sokolov, Raymond. 1981. Fading Feast: A Compendium of Disappearing
American Regional Foods.
Sokolov, Raymond. 1991. Why We Eat What We Eat: How the Encounter
Between the New World and the Old Changed the Way Everyone On the Planet
Eats. New York: Summit Books.
Tall, Deborah. 1993. From Where We Stand: Recovering a Sense of
Place. New York: A.A. Knopf.