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The food cultures of Scandinavian countries are similar in important ways but also have many different traditions because of variations in geography and climate and unique social, cultural and political history. Food Culture in Scandinavia covers Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland's unique and common foodways, all in the context of significant recent changes. This is the most exhaustive overview available in English with all the latest insight. Students writing country reports and food mavens get the up-to-date scoop from an insider on how Scandinavians eat and live. Readers see how everyday food habits are quickly changing in Scandinavia, mostly in urban areas and among the younger generation. The trends are shown to stem from Scandinavians travelling more, Americanization and globalization, new immigrants bringing their cuisines, classic national and regional products being revitalized, high-end restaurants for the new business elite springing up, and a growing interest in healthful and organic food.

The Historical Overview chapter lays the groundwork to understand the evolution from the traditional Scandinavian fare—fish, porridge, bread, milk. A chapter on major foods and ingredients elaborates on these staples and more and updates their use. In the Cooking chapter, the new gender dynamics are discussed in terms of who is shopping and cooking and especially the impact of the supermarket. Typical Meals discusses the mainstays for daily fare and notes the biggest changes in the choices of pizza and fast food for youth. Eating out in Scandinavia is becoming more common, and Chapter 5 highlights the growing options for casual family meals out, business and school lunches, as well as take-out food and more. The Special Occasions chapter illuminates the major events in the calendar, especially the magical Christmas time plus the famous seasonal fests such as Midsummer in Sweden and life-cycle events such as weddings, where innovation is expected. A final chapter on diet and health emphasizes the familiar health concerns related to diets too high in fat and sugar and too low in vegetables and fruit. A timeline, selected bibliography, illustrations, and classic recipes complement the narrative.

Book News Annotation:

Notaker, a writer and journalist with Norway's NRK television network, takes a wide-ranging tour through the food cultures of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The book explores emerging trends in food choices and the influences on eating habits of supermarkets, fast food restaurants, and convenience foods. Topics also include the most popular foods and their ingredients, cooking, typical meals, dining out, diet and health, and a historical overview beginning with the Viking age. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The food cultures of Scandinavian countries are similar in important ways but also have many different traditions because of variations in geography and climate and unique social, cultural and political history. Food Culture in Scandinavia covers Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland's unique and common foodways, all in the context of significant recent changes. This is the most exhaustive overview available in English with all the latest insight. Students writing country reports and food mavens get the up-to-date scoop from an insider on how Scandinavians eat and live. Readers see how everyday food habits are quickly changing in Scandinavia, mostly in urban areas and among the younger generation. The trends are shown to stem from Scandinavians travelling more, Americanization and globalization, new immigrants bringing their cuisines, classic national and regional products being revitalized, high-end restaurants for the new business elite springing up, and a growing interest in healthful and organic food.

Synopsis:

Discover the dynamic Scandinavia of today through this fresh, most exhaustive overview of food cultures in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland.

About the Author

HENRY NOTAKER is a writer and journalist at NRK, the Norwegian national television network. He has written a number of books and essays on Scandinavian food and cookbooks.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Introduction

Timeline

1. Historical Overview

2. Major Foods and Ingredients

3. Cooking

4. Typical Meals

5. Eating Out

6. Special Occasions

7. Diet and Health

Glossary

Resource Guide

Selected Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313349225
Author:
Notaker, Henry
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Cookery, scandinavian
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Food habits -- Scandinavia.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - Scandinavian
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Series:
Food Culture Around the World Food Culture Around the World
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.30x6.10x.90 in. 1.15 lbs.

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » International General
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » Scandinavian
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » Scandinavian and German
Engineering » Communications » Telephony
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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Product details 248 pages Greenwood Press - English 9780313349225 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The food cultures of Scandinavian countries are similar in important ways but also have many different traditions because of variations in geography and climate and unique social, cultural and political history. Food Culture in Scandinavia covers Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland's unique and common foodways, all in the context of significant recent changes. This is the most exhaustive overview available in English with all the latest insight. Students writing country reports and food mavens get the up-to-date scoop from an insider on how Scandinavians eat and live. Readers see how everyday food habits are quickly changing in Scandinavia, mostly in urban areas and among the younger generation. The trends are shown to stem from Scandinavians travelling more, Americanization and globalization, new immigrants bringing their cuisines, classic national and regional products being revitalized, high-end restaurants for the new business elite springing up, and a growing interest in healthful and organic food.
"Synopsis" by , Discover the dynamic Scandinavia of today through this fresh, most exhaustive overview of food cultures in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland.
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