Symbols and Meanings

Symbol of Peace

Andrews T. 2000. Nectar and Ambrosia: An Encyclopedia of Food in World Mythology. ABC Clio. [magic; religion; myth; legend; symbol; meaning]

Brown L, Edwards J, Hartwell H. 2010. A Taste of the Unfamiliar. Understanding the Meanings Attached to Food by International Postgraduate Students in England. Appetite 54(1):202-207. [symbol and meaning; national identity; food habits; students; United Kingdom; England]

Cramer JM, Greene CPWL, eds. 2011. Food as Communication : Communication as Food. Peter Lang. [collected essays; food habits; symbol; meaning; social identity]

Freeman J. 2004. The Making of the Modern Kitchen. Berg. [history; contemporary culture; cookery; utensiles; applicances; symbol and meaning; Europe; United Kingdom]

Guy K. 2003. When Champagne Became French: Wine and the Making of a National Identity. Johns Hopkins University Press. [history; food and place; symbol and meaning; branding; nationality; marketing; Europe; France]

Holtzman JD. 2006. Food and Memory. Annual Review of Anthropology 35:361-378. [symbols; meaning]

Jones MO. 2007. Food Choice, Symbolism, and Identity: Bread-and-Butter Issues for Folkloristics and Nutrition Studies (American Folklore Society Presidential Address, October 2005). Journal of American Folklore 120(476):129-177. [identity; symbol & meaning; theory & method; applied studies; folklore]

Jordan JA. 2007. The Heirloom Tomato as Cultural Object: Investigating Taste and Space. Sociologia Ruralis 47(1):20-41. [food species; symbol and meaning; history; Europe; France]

Laudan R. 2000. Birth of the Modern Diet. Scientific American 283(2):76-81. [history; symbolic meaning; classification of foods; Europe]

Lind D, Barham E. 2004. The Social Life of the Tortilla: Food, Cultural Politics, and Contested Commodification. Agriculture and Human Values 21(1):47-60. [commodification; globalization; symbols; meanings]

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

Sack D. 2001. Whitebread Protestants: Food and Religion in American Culture. Palgrave. [symbolic meaning; North America]

Scholliers P. 2001. Food, Drink and Identity: Cooking, Eating and Drinking in Europe since the Middle Ages. Berg. [collected essays; history; social identity; symbol and meaning; Europe]

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

Wilk R, Barbosa L, eds. 2012. Rice and Beans: A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places. Berg. [collected essays; food stuffs; national identity; symbol and meaning; globalizaton; cuisine]

see Symbol and Meaning Archive for items published before 2000

Updated 12/2012