Pigs, Pork, and Heartland Hogs

Pigs, Pork, and Heartland Hogs

Author: Cynthia Clampitt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538110751

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

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Pigs, Pork, andHeartland Hogs is an engaging celebration of the 12,000-year connection between humans and the world’s most commonly consumed meat: pork. Throughout history, pigs shaped cultures and cuisines. Introduced into the Americas, they changed lives and, in time, helped define the Midwest, reflecting the region’s diversity and abundance.

Destination Heartland

Destination Heartland

Author: Cynthia Clampitt

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252053283

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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The Midwest's place at the crossroads of the nation makes it a rich travel destination for anyone interested in the history and heritage of the United States. Cynthia Clampitt's guide to heartland historical sites invites readers to live the past, whether it's watching a battlefield reenactment or wandering the grounds of an ancient Native American city. From the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to the Chinese American Museum, Clampitt uncovers the fascinating stories behind these quintessentially Midwestern places while offering valuable tips for getting the most out of your visit. She also ventures beyond the typical scope of guidebooks to include historic restaurants, small-town museums, and other overlooked gems perfect for turning that quick day trip into a leisurely itinerary. An informative handbook and love letter to the Midwest, Destination Heartland provides travelers with a knowledgeable companion on the highways and backroads of history. States covered in the book: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Nomadic Food

Nomadic Food

Author: Jean Pierre Williot

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538115992

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This enlightening collection of essays from expert scholars examines the idea of food nomadism and food nomads. Looking at the role of mobility and the influence of food manufacturers and related industries, they reveal the complexities of this intriguing subject.

Pot in Pans

Pot in Pans

Author: Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538106983

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 190

Pot in Pans is a comprehensive history of cannabis as a unique culinary ingredient, from ancient India and Persia to today’s explosive new market. Cannabis, the hottest new global food trend, has been providing humans with nutrition, medicine, and solace – against all odds – since the earliest cavepeople discovered its powers.

Sauces Reconsidered

Sauces Reconsidered

Author: Gary Allen, author of Sausage: A Global History

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538115145

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

View: 853

Most cookbooks age poorly as tastes change, but Sauces Reconsidered evades this fate because the structure of sauces is not dependent on fashion. By exploring the fundamental physical and cultural characteristics of hundreds of sauces, we see the connections between, and the distinguishing features of, sauces from any cuisine around the world.

To Eat or Not To Eat Meat

To Eat or Not To Eat Meat

Author: Charlotte De Backer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538114971

Category: Cooking

Page: 226

View: 890

Becoming a vegetarian involves more than just changing the food you eat. It can change your outlook, influence how others view you, and shape your social connections and interactions. This book draws on stories across the globe to consider how our food choices can have complex social consequences. Contributors’ stories highlight that regardless of the food on our plate, we can still enjoy eating together.

Hard Living in America's Heartland

Hard Living in America's Heartland

Author: Paula vW. Dáil

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476618388

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 755

Despite living hard, endlessly challenging lives, the rural poor remain tirelessly optimistic, believing things will get better next year. As one struggling farmer explained, "Sometimes I feel like a jackass in a hailstorm--I just have to stand here and take it...but what the hell--it'll stop hailing sooner or later." The struggle to survive on the richest farmland in America has produced some of the nation's poorest people. However, rural poverty is not the same as urban poverty: the usual definitions and criteria do not always apply, the known predictors do not necessarily hold up, and again and again the rural poor save themselves because they know no one else will. This book refutes the common image of the poor as lazy slackers averse to work. In reality, fiercely independent, politically astute, hard-working men and women who possess a wide array of useful skills populate the rural heartland--and they struggle to stay afloat in small-town economies that rise and fall on the whims of remote farm policy decisions, a volatile world marketplace and Mother Nature, who is a fickle, wildly unpredictable business partner.

The Heartland

The Heartland

Author: Kristin L. Hoganson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525561620

Category: History

Page: 432

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A history of a quintessentially American place--the rural and small town heartland--that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world. When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Yale, and living in the D.C. metro area with various stints overseas, she expected to find her new home, well, isolated. Even provincial. After all, she had landed in the American heartland, a place where the nation's identity exists in its pristine form. Or so we have been taught to believe. Struck by the gap between reputation and reality, she determined to get to the bottom of history and myth. The deeper she dug into the making of the modern heartland, the wider her story became as she realized that she'd uncovered an unheralded crossroads of people, commerce, and ideas. But the really interesting thing, Hoganson found, was that over the course of American history, even as the region's connections with the rest of the planet became increasingly dense and intricate, the idea of the rural Midwest as a steadfast heartland became a stronger and more stubbornly immovable myth. In enshrining a symbolic heart, the American people have repressed the kinds of stories that Hoganson tells, of sweeping breadth and depth and soul. In The Heartland, Kristin L. Hoganson drills deep into the center of the country, only to find a global story in the resulting core sample. Deftly navigating the disconnect between history and myth, she tracks both the backstory of this region and the evolution of the idea of an unalloyed heart at the center of the land. A provocative and highly original work of historical scholarship, The Heartland speaks volumes about pressing preoccupations, among them identity and community, immigration and trade, and security and global power. And food. To read it is to be inoculated against using the word "heartland" unironically ever again.

Multi-Site Pig Production

Multi-Site Pig Production

Author: D. L. Harris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470376713

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 235

View: 384

Multi-site Pig Production is the first comprehensive description of the most profound changes that have occurred in swine production methodology in many years. Dr Harris is singularly qualified to write this book because he has played a pivotal role in the development of multi-site rearing techniques that are being applied throughout the world. This book provides final definition for a variety of terms being used to describe swine production methods. A standardised nomenclature facilitates more accurate future interactions between participants in swine production systems that involve multiple sites, buildings, and rooms with different age groups and functions.

Food and Culture

Food and Culture

Author: Carole Counihan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415917107

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

View: 646

This reader reveals how food habits and beliefs both present a microcosm of any culture and contribute to our understanding of human behaviour. Particular attention is given to how men and women define themselves differently through food choices.

Heartland

Heartland

Author: Judith Fertig

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449400576

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 212

Presents 150 recipes from the Midwest inspired by seasonal ingredients and the ethnic cultures that live there, along with quotes on Midwestern cuisine and background information for some of the recipes.

Community, Identity, and Ideology

Community, Identity, and Ideology

Author: Charles E. Carter

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 1575060051

Category: Religion

Page: 574

View: 447

This collection of essays contextualizes the history and current state of the social science method in the study of the Hebrew Bible. Part 1 traces the rise of social science criticism by reprinting classic essays on the topic; Part 2 provides "case studies," examples of application of the methods to biblical studies.