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Author Ray, Krishnendu.

Title The migrant's table : meals and memories in Bengali-American households / Krishnendu Ray
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 241 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. West Bengali Food Norms: Geography, Economy, and Culture; 3. Bengah-American Food Consumption; 4. Gastroethnicity: Reorienting Ethnic Studies; 5. Food Work: Labor of Love?; 6. Meals, Migration, and Modernity; Appendix 1: Survey Questionnaire; Appendix 2: Tables; Appendix 3: Seven-Day Menu for a Bengah-American Family in the Greater Chicago Area; Appendix 4: Recipes; Notes; Glossary of Commonly Used Indian Words; References; Index
West Bengali Food Norms: Geography, Economy, and Culture -- Bengah-American Food Consumption -- Gastroethnicity: Reorienting Ethnic Studies -- Food Work: Labor of Love? -- Meals, Migration, and Modernity -- Appendix 1: Survey Questionnaire -- Appendix 2: Tables -- Appendix 3: Seven-Day Menu for a Bengah-American Family in the Greater Chicago Area -- Appendix 4: Recipes
Summary To most of us the food that we associate with home-our national and familial homes-is an essential part of our cultural heritage. No matter how open we become to other cuisines, we regard home-cooking as an intrinsic part of who we are. In this book, Krishnendu Ray examines the changing food habits of Bengali immigrants to the United States as they deal with the tension between their nostalgia for home and their desire to escape from its confinements. As Ray says, "This is a story about rice and water and the violations of geography by history."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-233) and index
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Subject Bengali Americans -- Food.
Bengali Americans -- Social life and customs.
Food habits -- India -- Bengal.
Food habits -- United States.
Genre/Form Kochbuch.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1439905614 (electronic bk.)
9781439905616 (electronic bk.)