FOOD CULTURE and nutrition

Middle East, North Africa, and West Asia

Abdollahi P, Mann T. 2001. Eating Disorder Symptoms and Body Image Concerns in Iran: Comparisons between Iranian Women in Iran and in America. International Journal of Eating Disorders 30(3):259-268. [Middle East; North America; Iran; Iranian Americans]

Ariel A. 2012. The Hummus Wars. Gastronomica 12(1):34-42. [foodstuff; social aspects; political relations; national identity; Middle East; Israel; Lebannon]

"Traditional Bread" (Baking on hot stones among Bedouins of Egypt;  vera bogaerts)Batmangliji N. 2000. New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies. Mage. [foodways; cookery; Middle East; Iran]

Batnitzky A. 2008. Obesity and Household Roles: Gender and Social Class in Morocco. Sociology of Health & Illness 30(3):445-462. [gender; division of labor; obesity; North Africa; Morocco]

Benjelloun S. 2002. Nutrition Transition in Morocco. Public Health Nutrition 5:135-140. [dietary change; North Africa]

Galal OM. 2002. The Nutrition Transition in Egypt: Obesity, Undernutrition and the Food Consumption Context. Public Health Nutrition 5:141-148. [dietary change; North Africa]

Garcia-Closas R. 2006. Changes in Food Supply in Mediterranean Countries from 1961 to 2001. Public Health Nutrition 9(1):53-60(58). [ dietary change; Mediterranean diet; food supply; nutrition; Europe; North Africa; Spain; Italy; France; Greece; Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia; Turkey]

Garfield R. 2000. Studies on Young Child Malnutrition in Iraq: Problems and Insights, 1990-1999. Nutrition Reviews 58(9):269-. [child nutrition; Middle East; Iraq]

Greene TR. 2007. Diet and Dental Health in Predynastic Egypt : A Comparison of Hierakonpolis and Naqada. VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller. [archaeology; nutrition; dental anthropology; North Africa]

Gronow J. 2003. Caviar with Champagne: Common Luxury and the Ideals of the Good Life in Stalin's Russia. [history; foodways; hunger; Soviet society; Europe; West Asia; Russia]

Gvion L. 2006. Cuisines of Poverty as Means of Empowerment: Arab Food in Israel. Agriculture and Human Values 23(3):299-312. [cuisine; traditional knowledge; minorities; politics; Middle East; Isreal; Palistinians]

Gvion L. 2011. Cooking, Food, and Masculinity: Palestinian Men in Israeli Society. Men and Masculinities 14(4):408-429. [gender identity; cooking; restaurants; Middle East]

Heine P. 2004. Food Culture in the Middle East, near East, and North Africa. Greenwood Press. [foods; foodways; West Asia]

Kelhoffer JA. 2004. Did John the Baptist Eat Like a Former Essene? Locust-Eating in the Ancient near East and at Qumran. Dead Sea Discoveries 11(3):293-314. [history; foodstuffs; insects; Middle East]

Kuhnlein HV, Johns T. 2003. Northwest African and Middle Eastern Food and Dietary Change of Indigenous Peoples. Asian Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 12(3):344-349. [traditional knowledge; urbanization; food systems; Africa; Middle East]

Lewicka PB. 2011. Food and Foodways of Medieval Cairenes : Aspects of Life in an Islamic Metropolis of the Eastern Mediterranean. Boston. [history; food habits; foodways; Islam; Middle East; North Africa; Egypt; Cairo]

Lewis B. 2002. In the Finger Zone. The New York Review of Books XLIX(9):61-63. [history; methods of study; food habits; Middle East]

McGovern PE, Fleming SJ, Katz SH. 2004. The Origins and Ancient History of Wine. Routledge. [history; drinking habits; Europe; Middle East; Mediterranean]

Nasrallah N. 2010. Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine. 2nd edition. Equinox Publishing. [cookery; Middle East; Iraq]

Nevin H. 2005. Sufi Cuisine. Saqi Books. [religion; ritual; symbolic meaning; cookery; Middle East]

Raviv Y. 2001. The Hebrew Banana: Local Food and the Performance of Israeli National Identity. Journal for the Study of Food and Society 5(1):30-35. [symbolism; Middle East; Israel]

Raviv Y. 2003. Falafel: A National Icon. Gastronomica 3(3):20-25. [foodstuffs; symbolism; Middle East; Israel]

Roger D. 2000. The Middle East and South Asia. In The Cambridge World History of Food. KF Kiple, KC Ornelas, eds. Vol. 2, pp. 1140-1151. Cambridge University Press. [history; Islam; Middle East; West Asia; South Asia; Egypt; Iran; Turkey; India]

van Gelder GJ. 2000. God's Banquet: Food in Classical Arab Literature. Columbia University Press. [history; symbol & meaning; Middle East]

Waines D. 2011. Food Culture and Health in Pre-Modern Islamic Societies. Boston. [history; food habits; food supply; nutrition; Middle East; North Africa; Islamic nations]

Zaouali L. 2007. Medieval Cuisine in the Islamic World. University of California Press. [history; 9th-10th century; cookery; Middle East; Baghdad]

Zohary D, Hopf M. 2000. Dometication of Plants in the Old World: The Origin and Spread of Cultivated Plants in West Asia, Europe, and the Nile Valley. 3rd edition. Clarendon Press. [prehistory; origins of domestications; Europe; Near East; North Africa (Nile Valley); West Asia]

Zubaida S, Tapper R, eds. 2000. A Taste of Thyme: Culinary Cultures of the Middle East. New York. [collected essays; food habits; cooking; foodways; Middle East]

see Mideast, North Africa, and West Asia Archive for items published before 2000

Updated 10/2012