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Food Culture in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian cuisines, such as Thai, have become quite popular in the United States even though immigrant numbers are low. The food is appealing because it is tasty, attractive, and generally healthful, with plentiful vegetables, fish, noodles, and rice. Food Culture in Southeast Asia is a richly informative overview of the food and foodways of the mainland countries in ...more
Hardcover, 141 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Greenwood
(first published 2008)
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I was expecting an interesting take on Southeast Asian food and a fresh perspective on the inter-dependence of food and culture but this is not what I am looking for. The narrative is very dry and written in the same style of a Cliff's Note. It reads like a summary of a textbook with quite shallow analysis of the rich cultures found in this part of the world. This was not written with passions and does not convey the spices of the region.