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Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom: Excursions into Eating, Power, and the Past

Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom: Excursions into Eating, Power, and the Past - Sidney Mintz "Important" book which I haven't the context to properly evaluate. Interesting essays, well-written, and a classic within its field as well as part of a larger and somewhat intense debate regarding what parts of "New World" or "Atlantic" culture are African and what parts are "original." (Oh, and African-American means North, South, and Central American as well as the Caribbean in this context. It's an anthropology thing.)

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