FOOD CULTURE and NUTRITION
Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean

Adams RN. 2010. Social Anthropology in INCAP. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 31(1):152-160. [nutritional anthropology; Central America; Guatemala; Maya]

Adapon J. 2008. Culinary Art and Anthropology. New York. [cooking; food habits; cuisine; social relations; Mexico; Milpa Alta.]

Barnes E. 2005. Diseases and Human Evolution. University of New Mexico Press. [cultural evolution; disease; medical anthropology; epidemiology.]

Beasley MM. 2012. Women, Sabotaj, and Underground Food Economies in Haiti. Gastronomica 12(2):33-44. [food system; street food; exchange; distribution; food aid; Caribbean]Scotch Bonnett Peppers

Bower A. 2007. African American Foodways: Explorations of History and Culture. University of Illinois Press. [cooking; meanings; North America; South America; African Americans]

Bruman HJ. 2000. Alcohol in Ancient Mexico. University of Utah Press. [drinking customs; mescal; wines; native traditions; ritual; history; medicine; Mesoamerica; Mexico]

Christie ME. 2004. Kitchenspace, Fiestas, and Cultural Reproduction in Mexican House-Lot Gardens. Geographical Review 94(3):368-390. [kitchen; kitchen garden; festivals; food preparation; social relations; Mexico]

Christie ME. 2008. Kitchenspace: Women, Fiestas, and Everyday Life in Central Mexico. University of Texas Press. [foodways]

Cisneros HF. 2008. Health and Illness in the Chignahuapan Swamp: A Paleopathological Study of the Old Valley of Toluca, Mexico. Convergencia-Revista De Ciencias Sociales 15(48):51-69. [prehistory; biological anthropology; health; nutrition; skeletal remains; Mexico; Upper Lerma Basin; Santa Cruz Atizapan]

Ernandes M, Cedrini R, Giammanco M, et al. 2002. Aztec Cannibalism and Maize Consumption: The Serotonin Deficiency Link. Mankind Quarterly 43(1):3-40. [cannibalism; diet; malnutrition; aggression; Mexico; Aztec; Anasazi]

Ferreira MK, Lang L, Chesley G, eds. 2006. Indigenous Peoples and Diabetes : Community Empowerment and Wellness. Carolina Academic Press. [collected essays; malnutrition; diabetes; social conditions; North American Indians]

Few M. 2005. Chocolate, Sex, and Disorderly Women in Late-Seventeenth- and Early-Eighteenth-Century Guatemala. Ethnohistory 52:673-687. [history; eighteenth century; beverage; women; ritual; conflict; magic; ceremonial power; Central America; Guatemala]

Fischer EF, Benson P. 2006. Broccoli & Desire: Global Connections and Maya Struggles in Postwar Guatemala. Stanford University Press. [food species; food system; political economy; Central America]

Fleites-Lear M. 2012. Mirrors in the Kitchen: The New Cuban Woman Cooks Revolutionarily. Food Culture & Society 15(2):241-260. [political ideology; gender relations; cooking; Caribbean; Cuba]

Four Winds Food Specialists. 2002. Population Profile: Puerto Ricans. Fork, Fingers, and Chopsticks VI(1):3-6. [food habits; Caribbean; Puerto Rico; North America]

Frank LE. 2011. The Discourse and Practice of Native American Cuisine : Native American Chefs and Native American Cooks in Contemporary Southwest Kitchens. dissertation. University of New Mexico, [cooking; North American Indians; United States; Southwest]

Gaytan MS. 2008. From Sombreros to Sincronizadas - Authenticity, Ethnicity, and the Mexican Restaurant Industry. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 37(3):314-341. [ethnic identity; authenticity; restaurants; Mexico; North America; Mexican Americans]

Gonzalez RJ. 2001. Zapotec Science: Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca. University of Texas Press. [indigenous knowledge; Mexico]

Haines HR, Sammells CA. 2010. Adventures in Eating: Anthropological Experiences in Dining from around the World. University Press of Colorado. [food habits; eating habits; fieldwork; anthropology; research methods]

Higman B. 2008. Jamaican Food: History, Biology, Culture. University of the West Indies Press. [foods; foodways; Caribbean]

Himmelgreen D, Romero Daza N, Vega M, et al. 2006. The Tourist Season Goes Down but Not the Prices. Tourism and Food Insecurity in Rural Costa Rica. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 45(4):295-321(227). [dietary acculturation; poverty; health; Central America]

Houston LM. 2005. Food Culture in the Caribbean. Greenwood. [foods; foodways; Caribbean]

Howe J. 2012. Chocolate and Cardiovascular Health. Gastronomica 12(1):43-52. [food use; nutrition; research methods; Central America; Kuna]

Keegan WF. 2000. The Caribbean, Including Northern South America and Lowland Central America: Early History. In The Cambridge World History of Food. KF Kiple, KC Ornelas, eds. Vol. 2, pp. 1260-1278. Cambridge University Press. [prehistory; history; Caribbean; Central America; South America; Taino; Lucayan; Afro-Caribbean; Garifuna]

Leatherman TL, Goodman A. 2005. Coca-Colonization of Diets in the Yucatan. Social Science & Medicine 61(4):833-846. [dietary change; commodization; tourism; nutrition; Mexico; Yucatan; Maya]

LeCount LJ. 2001. Like Water for Chocolate: Feasting and Political Ritual among the Late Classic Maya at Xunantunich, Belize. American Anthropologist 103(4):935-953. [food and festival; prehistory; Central America]

Long-Solis J, Vargas LA. 2004. Food Culture in Mexico. Greenwood Press. [foods; foodways; Mexico]

Maitland TE. 2007. Anemia in the Turks and Caicos Islands: Exploring the Dietary Link. Ethnicity and Disease 17. [diet and disease; anemia; Caribbean ]

McAnany PA. 2007. America's First Connoisseurs of Chocolate. Food and Foodways 15:7-30. [food use; beverage; cacao; maize; Mexico; Oaxaca]

Messer E. 2007. Cultural Factors in Food Habits: Reflections in Memory of Christine S. Wilson. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 46(3-4):185-204. [review; nutritional anthropology]

Mickleburgh HL, Pagan-Jimenez JR. 2012. New Insights into the Consumption of Maize and Other Food Plants in the Pre-Columbian Caribbean from Starch Grains Trapped in Human Dental Calculus. Journal of Archaeological Science 39(7):2468-2478. [prehistory; diet; staple foods; Caribbean Islands]

Nicolaou M, vanDam RM, Stronks K. 2006. Acculturation and Education Level in Relation to Quality of the Diet: A Study of Surinamese South Asian and Afro-Caribbean Residents of the Netherlands. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 19(5):383-393. [culture change; immigrants; Europe]

O'Brian R. 2001. Eating on the Job: Diet and Work among Urban and Rural Maya Women. Nutritional Anthropology 24(2):9-14. [urbanization; dietary change; Central America; Mexico; Chiapas; Maya]

Ochoa EC. 2000. Feeding Mexico: The Political Uses of Food since 1910. Scholarly Resources. [food system; Mexico]

O'Connor A. 2012. Conversion in Central Quintana Roo Changes in Religion, Community, Economy and Nutrition in a Maya Village. Food Culture & Society 15(1):77-91. [food habits; dietary change; individualism; acculturation; Mexico; Quintana Roo; Maya]

Parsons JR. 2006. The Last Pescadores of Chimalhuacán, Mexico: An Archaeological Ethnography. University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology. [archaeology; foodstuffs; fish; plant foods; aquatic plants]

Pilcher JM. 2000. The Caribbean from 1942 to the Present. In The Cambridge World History of Food. KF Kiple, KC Ornelas, eds. Vol. 2, pp. 1278-1288. Cambridge University Press. [history; diet and disease; slave diet; modern diet; Caribbean; Afro-Caribbean; Asian-Caribbean]

Pilcher JM. 2008. Was the Taco Invented in Southern California? Gastronomica 8(1):26-38. [foodstuffs; Mexico; North America; California]

Preston-Werner T. 2009. Gallo Pinto: Tradition, Memory, and Identity in Costa Rican Foodways. Journal of American Folklore 122(483):11-27. [social identity; traditional food; memory; Central America; Costa Rica]

Preston-Werner T. 2009. Gallo Pinto: Tradition, Memory, and Identity in Costa Rican Foodways. Journal of American Folklore 122(483):11-27. [regional identity; foodstuff; rice & beans; Central America]

Prinz A, ed. 2006. Hunting Food--Drinking Wine: Proceedings of the XIXh Congress of the International Commission for the Anthropology of Food (ICAF), International Union of Ethnological and Anthropological Sciences (IUEAS), Poysdorf, Austria, Dec. 4-Dec. 7, 2003. Münster. [collected papers; hunting and gathering; drinking customs; alcoholic beverages; cross-cultural research]

Rivera JA. 2002. Epidemiological and Nutritional Transition in Mexico: Rapid Increase of Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases and Obesity. Public Health Nutrition 5:113-122. [dietary change; disease; diabetes mellitus; acute myocardial infarction; hypertension; obesity; mortality trends]

Rodriguez-Ojea A. 2002. The Nutrition Transition in Cuba in the Nineties: An Overview. Public Health Nutrition 5:129-133. [dietary change; obesity; physical activity; body composition; Caribbean]

Romero-Gwynn E, Gwynn D, Masarrat D. 2000. Dietary Patterns and Acculturation among Immigrants from El Salavador. Nutrition Today 35(6):233-. [acculturation; Central America; North America; El Salvador; United States; Salavadorian Americans]

Smith CAS. 2012. Living with Sugar: Influence of Cultural Beliefs on Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management of English-Speaking Afro-Caribbean Women. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 14(4):640-647. [diet; disease; traditional culture North America; United States; Florida]

Soluri J. 2005. Banana Cultures: Agriculture, Consumption, & Environmental Change in Honduras & the United States. University of Texas Press. [history; foodstuffs; Central America; North America]

Staller J, Carrasco M, eds. 2009. Pre-Columbian Foodways: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Food, Culture, and Markets in Ancient Mesoamerica. Springer. [collected essays; prehistory; ethnohistory; Central America]

Stansbury JP, Barrios RE, Rojas C, et al. 2000. After the Hurricane: Child Nutrition in Honduran Reconstruction. Nutritional Anthropology 24(1):3-7. [child nutrition, malnutrition; disaster; Central America; Honduras]

Super JC, Vargas LA. 2000. Mexico and Highland Central America. In The Cambridge World History of Food. KF Kiple, KC Ornelas, eds. Vol. 2, pp. 1248-1254. Cambridge University Press. [history; Central America; Mexico]

Timmer A. 2006. Competing Discourses on the Political Economy of Hunger. Nutritional Anthropology 27-28(1-2/1-2):1-13. [hunger; child malnutrition; government; poverty; Central America; Nicaragua ]

Toczyski S. 2010. Jean-Baptiste Labat and the Buccaneer Barbecue in Seventeenth-Century Martinique. Gastronomica 10(1):61-69. [history; Caribbean]

Wilk R. 2006. Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaners to Ecotourists. Berg. [history; globalization; Central America; Belize]

see Central America, Mexico, and Caribbean Archive for items published before 2000

Updated 10/2012