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From Kai to Kiwi Kitchen: New Zealand Culinary Traditions and Cookbooks

From Kai to Kiwi Kitchen: New Zealand Culinary Traditions and Cookbooks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Leach, Helen

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In the past two decades, cuisine and culinary history have attracted increasing attention, with both popular and academic books reflecting the growth of interest. Recipes are both sensitive markers of the socioeconomic conditions of their times and written representations of a cu...lture's culinary repertoire yet, despite the vast number of cookbooks that survive, they have not been the primary focus of research projects. Acknowledgement of their potential contribution to our understanding of culinary history has been slow. This book is a first in its field. The book opens with the three Macmillan Brown Lectures given by Helen Leach at Canterbury University in 2008 and broadcast on National Radio in 2009. The second part is comprised of essays by a number of contributors from a major research project that looked at Kiwi cookbooks, supported by the Marsden Fund. The essays explore several themes in New Zealand's food history, including the adaptation of British and Maori culinary traditions in the nineteenth century and the fate of the Maori tradition in the twentieth, external influences on New Zealand cookery (previously thought to be predominantly British until after World War II), the transmission of cookery knowledge between and within generations, the impact of changing technology on cooking methods and recipes, nutritional advice in community cookbooks, and the transition from modernism to postmodernism, as seen in the cookbooks of Aunty Daisy and Lois Daish. This book will entertain anyone interested in food, New Zealand history or domestic culture.
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ISBN 9781877372759
Published NZ 2 Nov 2010
Publisher Otago University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781877372759
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Published 2 Nov 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Leach, Helen
Category Cultural Studies
National & Regional Cuisine
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 641.5993
Weight 418g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Cooking, New Zealand - History, Cookbooks - New Zealand
NBS Text National & Regional Cuisine
ONIX Text General/trade