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Rio Grande/Rio Bravo: Borderlands Culture and Tradition #09: Voices in the Kitchen: Views of Food and the World from Working-Class Mexican and Mexican American Women

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and#147;Literally, chilaquiles are a breakfast I grew up eating: fried corn tortillas with tomato-chile sauce. Symbolically, they are the culinary metaphor for how working-class women speak with the seasoning of their food.and#8221;and#151;from the Introduction

Through the ages and across cultures, women have carved out a domain in which their cooking allowed them to express themselves, strengthen family relationships, and create a world of shared meanings with other women. In Voices in the Kitchen, Meredith E. Abarca features the voices of her mother and several other family members and friends, seated at their kitchen tables, to share the grassroots world view of these working-class Mexican and Mexican American women.

In the kitchen, Abarca demonstrates, women assert their own sazand#243;n (seasoning), not only in their cooking but also in their lives. Through a series of oral histories, or charlas culinarias (culinary chats), the women interviewed address issues of space, sensual knowledge, artistic and narrative expression, and cultural and social change. From her motherand#8217;s breakfast chilaquiles to the most elaborate traditional dinner, these women share their lives as they share their savory, symbolic, and theoretical meanings of food.

The charlas culinarias represent spoken personal narratives, testimonial autobiography, and a form of culinary memoir, one created by the cooks-as-writers who speak from their kitchen space. Abarca then looks at writers-as-cooks to add an additional dimension to the understanding of womenand#8217;s power to define themselves.

Voices in the Kitchen joins the extensive culinary research of the last decade in exploring the importance of the knowledge found in the practical, concrete, and temporal aspects of the ordinary practice of everyday cooking.

About the Author

Born in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Meredith E. Abarca moved with her family to the United States as a young child. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, and is an assistant professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781585445318
Author:
Abarca, Meredith E.
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Subject:
Cookery, american
Subject:
Cookery, mexican
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - Mexican
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Mexican
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Rio Grande/Rand#237;o Bravo: Borderlands Culture and Traditions
Series Volume:
09
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 bandw photos.
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.9 lb

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