Re: symbolic foods

Matt Tomaso (Tomaso@MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU)
Tue, 20 Feb 1996 09:14:28 -0600

> Jessica Maloney wrote:
>>Of course we don't have a ton of food symbolism
>>active in our American culture, and I have not that great a wealth of

You might want to check out _The History of Food_ by Maguelonne
Toussaint-Samat (1987, Blackwell: Cambridge) and chapter 5 of
_Re-Constructing Archaeology: Theory and Practice_ by Michael Shanks and
Christopher Tilley (Routledge: London, 1987). Shanks and Tilley do a
nifty little number on the symbol of beer in Britain. It translates into
the USA fairly well.

Matt Tomaso
U. Texas Austin

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