Feasts & Festivals

Adams RL. 2004. An Ethnoarchaeological Study of Feasting in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 23(1):56-78. [archaeology; feasts; food consumption; Southeast Asia; Kanan]

Avieli N. 2005. Vietnamese New Year Rice Cakes: Iconic Festive Dishes and Contested National Identity. Ethnology 44(2):167-188. [ethnic identity; holiday celebration; Southeast Asia]

Halloween Feast from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)Chicoine D. 2011. Feasting Landscapes and Political Economy at the Early Horizon Center of Huambacho, Nepena Valley, Peru. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 30(3):432-453. [prehistory; feasting; political economy; elites; social complexity; South America]

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]

Cumbo EC. 2000. La Festa Del Pane: Food, Devotion and Ethnic Identity, the Feast of San Francesco Di Paola, Toronto. Journal for the Study of Food and Society 4(2):47-61. [feast; North America; Canada; Toronto; Sicilian]

Day I. 2000. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry -- the British at the Table, 1600-2000. Wilson. [history; social life; food habits; feasting; breakfast; tea time; drinking customs; Europe; England]

Dietler M, Hayden B, eds. 2001. Feasts: Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives on Food, Politics, and Power. Smithsonian Institution Press. [collected essays; food and ritual; festival; prehistory; social relations]

Faas P. 2002. Around the Table of the Romans: Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome. Palgrave Macmillan Press. [history; festival; Europe]

Farquhar J. 2002. Appetites: Food and Sex in Post-Socialist China. Duke University Press. [health & medicine; social identity; feasting; self & collectivity; East Asia; China]

Hayden B. 2009. Funerals as Feasts: Why Are They So Important? Cambridge Archaeological Journal 19(1):29-52. [feasting; mortuary rites; prestige; alliance; foragers; Hadza]

Hudgins S. 2003. A Trinity of Siberian Easter Season Meals. Anthropology of East Europe Review 21(1):17-26. [feasts; North Asia; Siberia]

Hudgins S. 2004. The Other Side of Russia: A Slice of Life in Siberia and the Russian Far East. Texas A&M University Press. [feast; festivals; North Asia; Russia; Buriats]

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]

Mason L. 2000. Food and the Rites of Passage. Prospect Books. [collected papers; history; life crisis; ritual; feasts; social life; Europe; England; Ireland]

Paulson S. 2006. Body, Nation, and Consubstantiation in Bolivian Ritual Meals. American Ethnologist 33(4):650-664. [meat consumption; ritual; national identity; carnival; festival; South America; Bolivia; Mizque; indigenous peoples]

Pollington S. 2010. The Mead-Hall: The Feasting Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England. 2nd edition. Anglo-Saxon Books. [history; feasts; ritual meals; Europe]

Rahn M. 2006. Laying a Place at the Table: Creating Public Foodways Models from Scratch. Journal of American Folklore 119(471):30-46. [foodways; public folklore; economic development; festival programs]

Reed LJ. 2000. Arctic and Subarctic Regions. In The Cambridge World History of Food. KF Kiple, KC Ornelas, eds. Vol. 2, pp. 1323-1329. Cambridge University Press. [history; acculturation; feasts; North American Indians]

Robertson AF. 2010. Conviviality in Catalonia. Gastronomica 10(1):70-78. [fasting; feasts; social relations; family; food sharing; Europe; Spain]

Rowland I. 2004. The Lost Art of Eating, Review of Feast: A History of Grand Eating by Roy Strong. The New York Review of Books LI(12):30-32. [history; feasting]

Sho H. 2001. History and Characteristics of Okinawan Longevity Food. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 10(2):159-164(156). [food as medicine; health; fish; sweet potato; soy; tofu; pork; raw sugar; sea weed (konbu); festival; East Asia; Japan; Okinawa; Ryukyus]

Soderlind U. 2010. The Nobel Banquets: A Century of Culinary History (1901-2001). World Scientific. [feasting; ceremony; royal tradition; Europe; Sweden]

Strong R. 2004. Feast: A History of Grand Eating. Harcourt. [history; feasting]

Sutton D. 2001. Remembrance of Repasts: An Anthropology of Food and Memory. Berg Press. [cognition; meaning; feasts; Europe; Greece; Kalymnos]

Walker H. 2002. The Meal. Prospect Books. [collected papers; history; sociology; ethnology; dinning; social aspects; feasting]

Wright JC, ed. 2004. The Mycenaean Feast. The American School of Classical Studies. [collected essays; archaeology; festival; Mycenaean civilization ]

Zuckerman S. 2007. '.. Slaying Oxen and Killing Sheep, Eating Flesh and Drinking Wine ..': Feasting in Late Bronze Age Hazor. Palestine Exploration Quarterly 139:186-204. [festival; conspicuous consumption; prehistory; Cannan]

Updated 10/2012

FOOD CULTURE and NUTRITION: Feasts and Festivals