Rebecca O'Neill examines the parallel, yet distinct, dialogues that have emerged within food-movement writing and food history. She discusses the growing expectation that food historians contextualize their work in terms of the food movement. The article explores how the tools and methods used by food historians might be applied to the food-movement dialogue. Using John Soluri's Banana Cultures: Agriculture, Consumption, and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States and Paul Freedman's Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination as examples, O'Neill argues that the frameworks and concepts used in works of food history can complicate and deepen discussions surrounding the food movement.
Book Review|May 01 2011