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What are the consequences of relying on a staple crop for a nation's major source of nutrition?
- you will learn about a variety of staple crops and will examine how staple crops influence the social and economic outcomes of a nation as well as a nation's etiquette, traditions and food customs.
- you will compare the staple crop of two countries to determine which country has a more staple nutritional base.
Books in the Library
Encyclopedia of Food
"This stunning source explores the nutritional and cultural impact of food, with articles written by anthropologists, chefs, food historians, nutritionists, agronomists, food stylists, and other food researches. The well-written and informative entries cover the history of regional cuisines, major festivals and feasts, and general subjects that examine the cultural, sociological, and psychological perspectives of food.
The Cambridge World History of Food by
Ranging from the eating habits of our prehistoric ancestors to food-related policy issues we face today, this work covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated; their nutritional make-up and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography. It offers a geographical perspective on the history and culture of food.