From Thanksgiving to fast food to anorexia nervosa, Food in the USA brings together essential reading on these topics and is the only substantial collection of essays on food and culture in America. The broad range of essay topics include: the corporate food industry, soup kitchens, meateating, fast food, waitressing, Coca-Cola, Aunt Jemima, the Passover Seder, soul food, diabetes and nutrition. Together, the collection provides a fascinating look at how and why we are what we eat. Donna Gabaccia, Warren Belasco, Sidney Mintz, Amy Bentley, Becky Thompson, Joan Jacobs Brumberg, and Sharon Sherman
Carole Counihan is a Professor o Anthropology and the Director of Women's Studies at Millersville University in Millersville, PA. She is currently senior editor of Food and Foodways journal. Her previous books include Food and Culture: A Reader and The Anthropology of Food and Body, both published by Routledge.