Food Studies Quotes

Here is my quote:

Food studies is a subversive act.

And a picture to go with this line.  These are Korean tacos (are these subversive?)

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  1. pjdalmasy

     /  January 20, 2012

    “Westerners have long denigrated vegetarian cuisines, and such prejudices have even been reflected in medical texts, as in a 1909 text: “White bread, red meat, and blue blood make the tricolor flag of conquest.” Belasco, Food, 11.

  2. shoko723

     /  January 20, 2012

    I am not sure if I should have written this as a new post…. Anyway, mine was from Consuming Geographies on page 8,
    “‘gastro-porn’ – seductive but unobtainable and artificially, stereotypically perfect”

  3. dygottlieb

     /  January 20, 2012

    Barthes’ quote on “crisp” (169-70):

    “…crisp–and this shows that the unit of food can overthrow logical categories–may be applied to a product just because it is ice cold, to another because it is sour, to a third because it is brittle…crispness in food designates an almost magical quality.” (172) “…this ‘polysemia’ of food characherizes modernity.”


  4. Bell and Valentine (4)

    “… food has become largely dominated by ideas of bodily beauty and comportment, rather than by ideas of energy and sufficiency …”


  5. From “In Good Taste”
    “…if Wal-Mart carried organic foods, the products would be cheap and no longer have the cultural resonance they carry at present.”

  6. kloknyc

     /  January 23, 2012

    From, Barthes, R., “Toward a Psychosociology of Contemporary Food Consumption” (171)

    “This nutritional rationalizing is aimed in a specific direction. Modern nutritional science in not bound to any moral values, such as asceticism, wisdom or purity, but on the contrary, to the values of power.”

  7. From Barthes, “For what is food? It is not only a collection of products that can be sued for statistical or nutritional studies. It is also, and at the same time, a system of communication, a body of images, a protocol of sates, situations, and behavior.”


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