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Le Hoang Ngoc Yen , April 16th, 2021
“I will never return to that Zone of Death! You too should try to follow this diet to nurture life.” Aunt Minh[i](Fieldwork notes, February 2018) We first met…
Chelsea Horton , January 13th, 2021
*This essay includes a photograph of a replica Paranthropus boisei skull and a replica human skull. New approaches to the dental remains of early hominins and the diets…
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davidgerstle , April 26th, 2018
In her recently published Diet and the Disease of Civilization, Dr. Adrienne Rose Bitar argues that diet books capture the socio-political concerns of America. Looking at Paleo,…
foodanthro , August 12th, 2016
Post Doc Opportunity that may interest FoodAnthropology readers: PROJECT INFORMATION Title of project: Dietary transitions in Ghanaian cities: mapping the factors in the social and physical food envi…
foodanthro , July 26th, 2016
Cargill, Kima. 2015. The Psychology of Overeating. Food and the Culture of Consumerism. London/New York: Bloomsbury Academic (216 pp). Julie Starr Hamilton College In The Psychology of Overeating…
A. J. West , November 10th, 2015
Last week I wrote a post about sago (Metroxylon sagu), one of the most important tree crops in Indonesia, especially in Borneo, parts of Sumatra, and the…
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Michael W. Young , October 30th, 2015
Malinowski inspecting a Trobriand girl’s soulava necklace. Photo courtesy of Michael Young. One hundred years ago (June 27, 1915 to be precise), Bronislaw Malinowski arrived in the Trobriand…
James Babbitt , July 9th, 2015
The Life of Cheese Crafting Food and Value in America University of California Press, 2012, 332 pages. Heather Paxson’s The Life of Cheese might seem like an odd…
Anne Meneley , June 18th, 2015
I welcomed the opportunity to see how scholars of food studies would make use of one of my take-to-the-desert-island favorite books, Raymond Williams’The Country and the City. Williams…