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NTR 2280: Food and Culture

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Consult the sources on this page, first, when researching your individual country or culture.

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This is a long page. The table of contents is here:
  • Cambridge World History of Food
  • Countries and Their Cultures
  • Culinaria: The United States: A Culinary Journey
  • eHRAF World Cultures
  • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
  • Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
  • Food and Culture Around the World Handbook
  • Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World
  • Oxford Companion to Food
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
  • Street Food Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
  • Sweet Treats Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture and Daily Life

Cambridge World History of Food

 

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Cambridge World History of Food, part 2

Partial Contents:

  • The Middle East and South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • The Mediterranean (Diets and Disease Prevention)
  • Southern Europe
  • France
  • The British Isles
  • Northern Europe – Germany and Surrounding Regions
  • The Low Countries (Belgium and the Netherlands)
  • Russia
  • Mexico and Highland Central America
  • Lowland Central America: Early History
  • The Caribbean from 1492 to the Present
  • Temperate and Arctic North America to 1492
  • North America from 1492 to the Present
  • The Arctic and Subarctic Regions
  • Africa South from the Sahara
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • The Pacific Islands

Countries and Their Cultures

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  • If the link above doesn't work, click here for online options to go to this source
  • Search for an article on your country: type in name of country (see screenshot at right and list of countries covered below)
  • See the section Food in Daily Life under each country; some countries have an additional section called Food Customs at Ceremonial Occasions.
  • Also available in paper version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Countries and Their Cultures - Countries A-L

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua And Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahama Islands
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • England
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • North Korea
  • South Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg

Countries and Their Cultures - Countries M-Z

  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montserrat
  • The United Kingdom of Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • The Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Northern Ireland
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine, West Bank, and Gaza Strip
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • The Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion Island
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé e Príncipe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • Senegal
  • Serbia and Montenegro
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Türkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wales
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Culinaria: The United States: A Culinary Journey

Culinaria: The United States: A Culinary Discovery (1998) (Paper version)

Note: there are other Culinaria titles in the collection.

eHRAF World Cultures

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Click here to go to our subscribed database called eHRAF World Cultures.  It covers about 230 of the smaller ethnicities in the world.  The "culture summary" for your group may have a brief description of diet and cuisine.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

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Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

  • If the link above doesn't work, click here for online options to go to this source
  • Look for an article on your country. 
  • Also available in paper version.
  • Below are listed most of the geographically related articles; search for these chapters by title

 

  • Africa
  • American Indians
  • Arctic
  • Asia, Central
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Australian Aborigines
  • Bahá?í
  • Balkan Countries
  • Brazil
  • British Isles
  • Canada
  • Canada: Native Peoples
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Central Europe
  • China
  • France
  • Germany, Austria, Switzerland
  • Greece, Ancient
  • Greece and Crete
  • Hinduism
  • Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal)
  • Inca Empire
  • India
  • Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines
  • Indus Valley
  • Inuit
  • Iran
  • Islam
  • Italy

 

  • Japan: Intro | Traditional | Contemporary
  • Judaism
  • Korea
  • Lapps
  • Low Countries, The  (Belgium and the Netherlands)
  • Mexico
  • Mexico and Central America, Precolumbian
  • Middle Ages, European
  • Middle East
  • National Cuisines, Idea of
  • Nordic Countries (Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark)
  • Pacific Ocean Societies
  • Rome and The Roman Empire
  • Russia
  • Siberia
  • South America
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • United States:
    African American Foodways
    Cajun Cooking
    California and the Far West
    Ethnic Cuisines
    Hawaii
    The Middle Atlantic States
    The Midwest
    New England
    Pennsylvania Dutch Food
    Pioneer Food
    The South
    The Southwest

Encylopedia of Modern Asia

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Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

If the link above doesn't work, click here for online options to go to this source.

This resource has the following articles on cuisines:

Also available in paper version

 

 

 

The Food and Culture Around the World Handbook

The Food and Culture around the World Handbook (2011) (Paper version)

Here is a PDF of the Table of Contents, so you can see if your country is covered by this source.

 

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia

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Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia

  • Click here to go to this source.
  • The table of contents of the four volumes is reproduced below so you can see what cultures are covered.

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia - Volume 1: Africa and the Middle East

Africa

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Burkina Faso
Central Africa
Côte d’Ivoire
Egypt
Ethiopia and Eritrea
Ghana
Guinea
Kenya
Liberia
Maasai
Madagascar
Mauritania
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Senegal

Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Swahili City-States
Swaziland
Uganda
Zimbabwe

Middle East

Arabian Peninsula
Berbers and Tuaregs
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Lebanon
Palestinian Territories
Syria
Turkey
Yemen and Oman

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia - Volume 2: Americas

Argentina, 1
Aruba and Bonaire , 7
Barbados , 15
Belize , 31
Bolivia , 37
Brazil , 47
Canada , 55
Chile , 65
Colombia , 75
Costa Rica , 85
Cuba , 91
Curaçao and Sint Maarten , 101
Dominica , 109
Dominican Republic , 119
Ecuador , 129
El Salvador , 135
French Guiana , 141
Grenada , 147
Guatemala , 153
Guyana , 159
Haiti , 165

Hawaii , 175
Honduras , 183
Inuit , 191
Jamaica , 199
Martinique and Guadeloupe , 207
Mexico , 217
Native Americans , 231
Nicaragua , 243
Panama , 249
Paraguay and Uruguay , 253
Peru , 263
Puerto Rico , 273
Suriname , 283
Trinidad and Tobago , 291
United States: The Mid-Atlantic , 303
United States: The Midwest , 313
United States: New England , 325
United States: The Pacifi c Northwest , 337
United States: The South , 347
United States: The Southwest , 357
Venezuela , 369

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia - Volume 3: Asia & Oceania

Aboriginal Australians , 1
Afghanistan , 9
Australia , 21
Bangladesh , 31
Brunei , 37
Cambodia , 43
Central Asia , 49
China , 61
Hmong , 73
Hong Kong , 83
India , 93
Indonesia , 103
Japan , 113
Kazakhstan , 127
Korea , 135
Lao People’s Democratic Republic , 147
Macau , 153

Malaysia , 159
Mˉ aori (Maori), 169
Mongolia , 175
Nepal , 185
Pakistan , 193
Papua New Guinea , 203
Philippines , 215
Portuguese in Asia , 225
Singapore , 235
Sri Lanka , 247
Thailand , 253
Tibet , 263
Vietnam , 275

Other

Antarctica , 285
Space , 291

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia - Volume 4: Europe

Armenia, 1
Austria , 11
Basque Territory, 21
Belarus , 31
Belgium, 39
Bosnia and Herzegovina, 51
Bulgaria , 61
Croatia , 71
Cyprus , 81
Czech Republic, 87
Denmark , 93
Finland , 103
France , 111
Georgia, 123
Germany, 133
Great Britain, 147
Greece , 161
Gypsies, 171
Hungary, 181
Iceland , 191
Ireland , 197

Italy , 207
Latvia, 219
Lithuania, 225
Malta , 231
Moldova, 239
The Netherlands, 245
Norway , 259
Poland , 271
Portugal, 281
Romania , 289
Russia , 299
Saami , 311
Scotland, 317
Serbia , 327
Slovakia , 333
Slovenia , 339
Spain , 347
Sweden, 359
Switzerland, 367
Ukraine , 377

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America

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  • If the link above doesn't work, click here for online options to go to this source.
  • Search by ethnic group: Use the names listed below (see screenshot at right for a search example)
  • Most articles have very short sections on "cuisine" or "traditional foods" of the mother country.
  • Also available in paper version.              

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Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America - Chapters

    • Acadians
    • Afghan Americans
    • African Americans
    • Albanian Americans
    • Aleuts
    • Algerian Americans
    • Amish
    • Apache
    • Arab Americans
    • Argentinean Americans
    • Armenian Americans
    • Asian Indian Americans
    • Australian Americans
    • Austrian Americans
    • Azerbaijani Americans
    • Bahamian Americans
    • Bangladeshi Americans
    • Barbadian Americans
    • Basque Americans
    • Belarusan Americans
    • Belgian Americans
    • Belizean Americans
    • Blackfoot
    • Bolivian Americans
    • Bosnian Americans
    • Brazilian Americans
    • Bulgarian Americans
    • Burmese Americans
    • Cambodian Americans
    • Canadian Americans
    • Cape Verdean Americans
    • Carpatho-Rusyn Americans
    • Catawba Indian Nation
    • Chaldean Americans
    • Cherokees
    • Cheyenne
    • Chilean Americans
    • Chinese Americans
    • Choctaws
    • Colombian Americans
    • Congolese Americans
    • Costa Rican Americans
    • Creeks
    • Creoles
    • Croatian Americans
    • Cuban Americans
    • Cypriot Americans
    • Czech Americans
    • Danish Americans
    • Dominican Americans
    • Druze Americans
    • Dutch Americans
    • Ecuadorian Americans
    • Egyptian Americans
    • English Americans
    • Eritrean Americans
    • Estonian Americans
    • Ethiopian Americans
    • Filipino Americans
    • Finnish Americans
    • French Americans
    • French-Canadian Americans
    • Garifuna Americans
    • Georgian Americans
    • German Americans
    • Ghanaian Americans
    • Greek Americans
    • Grenadian Americans
    • Guamanian Americans
    • Guatemalan Americans
    • Guyanese Americans
    • Haitian Americans
    • Hawaiians
    • Hmong Americans
    • Honduran Americans
    • Hopis
    • Hungarian Americans
    • Icelandic Americans
    • Indonesian Americans
    • Indos
    • Inupiat
    • Iranian Americans
    • Iraqi Americans
    • Irish Americans
    • Iroquois Confederacy
    • Israeli Americans
    • Italian Americans
    • Jamaican Americans
    • Danish Americans
    • Dominican Americans
    • Druze Americans
    • Dutch Americans
    • Ecuadorian Americans
    • Egyptian Americans
    • English Americans
    • Eritrean Americans
    • Estonian Americans
    • Ethiopian Americans
    • Filipino Americans
    • Finnish Americans
    • French Americans
    • French-Canadian Americans
    • Garifuna Americans
    • Georgian Americans
    • German Americans
    • Ghanaian Americans
    • Greek Americans
    • Grenadian Americans
    • Guamanian Americans
    • Guatemalan Americans
    • Guyanese Americans
    • Haitian Americans
    • Hawaiians
    • Hmong Americans
    • Honduran Americans
    • Hopis
    • Hungarian Americans
    • Icelandic Americans
    • Indonesian Americans
    • Indos
    • Inupiat
    • Iranian Americans
    • Iraqi Americans
    • Irish Americans
    • Iroquois Confederacy
    • Israeli Americans
    • Italian Americans

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America - Chapters, continured

    • Jamaican Americans
    • Japanese Americans
    • Jewish Americans
    • Jordanian Americans
    • Kenyan Americans
    • Klamaths
    • Korean Americans
    • Kurdish Americans
    • Laotian Americans
    • Latvian Americans
    • Lebanese Americans
    • Liberian Americans
    • Libyan Americans
    • Lithuanian Americans
    • Luxembourger Americans
    • Macedonian Americans
    • Malaysian Americans
    • Maltese Americans
    • Mennonites
    • Menominee
    • Mexican Americans
    • Mongolian Americans
    • Mormons
    • Moroccan Americans
    • Navajos
    • Nepalese Americans
    • New Zealander Americans
    • Nez Percé
    • Nicaraguan Americans
    • Nigerian Americans
    • Norwegian Americans
    • Ojibwe
    • Oneidas
    • Osages
    • Pacific Islander Americans
    • Paiutes
    • Pakistani Americans
    • Palestinian Americans
    • Panamanian Americans
    • Paraguayan Americans
    • Peruvian Americans
    • Polish Americans
    • Portuguese Americans
    • Pueblos
    • Kenyan Americans
    • Klamaths
    • Korean Americans
    • Kurdish Americans
    • Laotian Americans
    • Latvian Americans
    • Lebanese Americans
    • Liberian Americans
    • Libyan Americans
    • Lithuanian Americans
    • Luxembourger Americans
    • Macedonian Americans
    • Malaysian Americans
    • Maltese Americans
    • Mennonites
    • Menominee
    • Mexican Americans
    • Mongolian Americans
    • Mormons
    • Moroccan Americans
    • Navajos
    • Nepalese Americans
    • New Zealander Americans
    • Nez Percé
    • Nicaraguan Americans
    • Nigerian Americans
    • Norwegian Americans
    • Ojibwe
    • Oneidas
    • Osages
    • Pacific Islander Americans
    • Paiutes
    • Pakistani Americans
    • Palestinian Americans
    • Panamanian Americans
    • Paraguayan Americans
    • Peruvian Americans
    • Polish Americans
    • Portuguese Americans
    • Pueblos
    • Puerto Rican Americans
    • Romani Americans
    • Romanian Americans
    • Russian Americans
    • Salvadoran Americans
    • Samoan Americans
    • Saudi Arabian Americans
    • Scotch-Irish Americans
    • Scottish Americans
    • Seminoles
    • Senegalese Americans
    • Serbian Americans
    • Sicilian Americans
    • Sierra Leonean Americans
    • Sikh Americans
    • Sioux
    • Slovak Americans
    • Slovenian Americans
    • Somali Americans
    • South African Americans
    • Spanish Americans
    • Sri Lankan Americans
    • Sudanese Americans
    • Swedish Americans
    • Swiss Americans
    • Syrian Americans
    • Taiwanese Americans
    • Thai Americans
    • Tibetan Americans
    • Tlingit
    • Tongan Americans
    • Trinidadian and Tobagonian Americans
    • Tunisian Americans
    • Turkish Americans
    • Ugandan Americans
    • Ukrainian Americans
    • Uruguayan Americans
    • Venezuelan Americans
    • Vietnamese Americans
    • Virgin Islander Americans
    • Welsh Americans
    • Yemeni Americans
    • Yupik
    • Zuni

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, 2012

screen shotJunior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, 2012

  • Click here to go to this source
  • Look for an article on your country: Type in name of country (see screenshot at right and list of countries covered below)
  • Each article should have sections on History and Food, Holidays, and other food culture items. There will also be several recipes from the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, 2012 - Countries and Chapters

  • Algeria 
  • Argentina
  • Australia 
  • Australia: Aborigines and Bush Tucker 
  • Brazil 
  • Brazil: Afro-Brazilians 
  • Cameroon 
  • Canada 
  • Canada: Aboriginals 
  • Canada: French Canadians 
  • Chile 
  • China 
  • Côte d'Ivoire 
  • Cuba 
  • Czech Republic 
  • Dominican Republic 
  • Egypt 
  • El Salvador 
  • Ethiopia 
  • France 
  • Germany 
  • Ghana 
  • Greece 
  • Guatemala 
  • Haiti 
  • Hungary 
  • India 
  • Indonesia 
  • Iran 
  • Iraq 
  • Ireland 
  • Islands of the Pacific 
  • Israel
  • Italy 
  • Jamaica 
  • Japan 
  • Kazakhstan 
  • Kenya 
  • Lebanon 
  • Liberia
  • Mexico 
  • Morocco 
  • Mozambique 
  • Nigeria 
  • Pakistan 
  • Peru 
  • Philippines 
  • Poland 
  • Portugal 
  • Russia 
  • Saudi Arabia 
  • Slovenia 
  • Somalia 
  • South Africa 
  • South Korea 
  • Spain 
  • Sweden 
  • Tanzania 
  • Thailand 
  • Turkey 
  • Ukraine 
  • United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom: Scotland 
  • United States: African Americans 
  • United States: Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch 
  • United States: Great Lakes Region 
  • United States: Jewish Americans
  • United States: Latino Americans 
  • United States: Midwest Region 
  • United States: Native Americans 
  • United States: Northeast Region 
  • United States: Southern Region 
  • United States: Western Region 
  • Vietnam 
  • Zimbabwe 

Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food, Third ed, 2014

 

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Not every country or ethnic group is covered by this source. Search by the name of the country or ethnic group you seek, using the search box on the left side of the screen.

 

When searching, double-check to see that you are still searching within this one reference work, rather than searching all of the books in Oxford Reference.

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Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America 2nd ed, 2012

Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, 2nd ed, 2012

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You can search for the articles listed below by pasting or typing in the name of the article/chapter.

(You can also try searching by any other term that you wish. Some relevant articles may be missing from the list below.)

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You can also search by clicking on the first letter of the article name: oxford alpha list

Selected articles:

  • Southern Regional Cookery
  • Midwestern Regional Cookery
  • Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Southwestern Regional Cookery   
  • New England Regional Cookery   
  • New York Food
  • Pacific Northwestern Regional Cookery
  • Appalachian Food
  • California
  • New Orleans
  • Ethnic Foods
  • African American Food
  • Brazilian American Food
  • Cajun and Creole Food
  • Canadian American Food
  • Caribbean Influences on American Food
  • Central Asian Food
  • Chinese Food
  • Cuban American Food
  • Dominican American Food
  • Dutch Influences on American Food
  • Egyptian American Food
  • Filipino American Food
  • German American Food
  • Greek American Food
  • Haitian American Food
  • Hmong American Food
  • Iberian Influences on American Food
  • Imports into the United States
  • Indian American Food
  • Irish American Food
  • Italian American Food
  • Japanese American Food
  • Jewish American Food
  • Korean American Food
  • Mexican American Food
  • Middle Eastern Influences on American Food
  • Moravian American Food
  • Muslim Dietary Laws
  • Native American Foods
  • Nepali American Food
  • Pakistani American Food
  • Polish American Food
  • Portuguese American Food
  • Romanian American Food
  • Russian American Food
  • Scottish American Food
  • Sikh American Food
  • South American Foods
  • Southeast Asian American Food
  • Thai American Food
  • Turkish American Food
  • Vietnamese American Food
  • West Indian American Food
   

Street Food Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

book coverStreet Food Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

  • Click here to go to this source
  • Look for an article on your country or area by browsing through the table of contents (see the list of countries covered below).

 

 

 

 

 

Street Food Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture - Countries

  •    Afghanistan
  •     Andean South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile)
  •     Arabian Peninsula
  •     Argentina
  •     Australia
  •     Austria
  •     The Balkans (Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Albania)
  •     Bangladesh
  •     Barbados
  •     Belarus
  •     Belgium
  •     Brazil
  •     Canada
  •     The Caucasus: Armenia and Georgia
  •     Central Africa
  •     Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama)
  •     China
  •     Cuba
  •     Czech Republic and Slovakia
  •     Denmark
  •     East Africa
  •     Egypt
  •     France
  •     Germany
  •     Great Britain
  •     Greece
  •     Guyana
  •     Haiti
  •     Hong Kong and Macau
  •     Hungary
  •     Iceland
  •     India
  •     Indonesia
  •     Iran
  •     Ireland
  •     Israel
  •     Italy
  
                                                                                                                       
  •    Jamaica
  •     Japan
  •     Jordan
  •     Lebanon
  •     Liberia
  •     Mexico
  •     Mongolia
  •     Morocco
  •     Nepal
  •     The Netherlands
  •     Nigeria
  •     North Africa (Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya)   
  •     Norway
  •     Pakistan
  •     Papua New Guinea
  •     The Philippines
  •     Poland
  •     Portugal
  •     Puerto Rico
  •     Romania
  •     Russian Federation
  •     Singapore
  •     South Africa
  •     Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Burma)
  •     South Korea
  •     Spain
  •     Sri Lanka
  •     Suriname
  •     Switzerland
  •     Syria
  •     Taiwan
  •     Thailand
  •     Trinidad and Tobago
  •     Turkey
  •     Ukraine
  •     United States and African American
  •     Uzbekistan
  •     Venezuela
  •     West Africa

Sweet Treats Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

 

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  • Look for an article on your country or area: Browse through the A-Z entries (see the list of countries covered below)

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Treats Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture - Countries

  • Afghanistan 
  • Arabian Peninsula (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen)
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • The Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia)
  • The Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
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Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life - Volume 1: Africa

  • Afar
  • Afrikaners
  • Aka
  • Algerians
  • Amhara
  • Angolans
  • Azande
  • Baganda
  • Bakongo
  • Bamana
  • Banyankole
  • Bemba
  • Beninese
  • Berbers
  • Burkinabe
  • Burundians
  • Cameroonians
  • Cape Verdeans
  • Central Africans
  • Chadians
  • Chagga
  • Chewa
  • Colored People of South Africa
  • Comorians
  • Congolese (Brazzavillans)
  • Congolese (Zairians)
  • Coptic Christians
  • Creoles of Sierra Leone
  • Dinka
  • Djiboutians
  • Dyula
  • Efe and Mbuti
  • Egypttians
  • Embu
  • The English in South Africa
  • Equatorial Guineans
  • Eritreans
  • Ethiopians
  • Ewe
  • Fulani
  • Gabonese
  • Gambians
  • Ghanaians
  • Gikuyu
  • Guineans
  • Guineans of Guinea-Bissau
  • Gusii
  • Hausa
  • Hutu
  • Igbo
  • Ijo

 

  • Ivoirians
  • Jola
  • Kalenjin
  • Karretjie People
  • Keiyo
  • Kenyans
  • Libyans
  • Luhya
  • Luo
  • Maasai
  • Malagasy
  • Maldivians
  • Malians
  • Malinke
  • Mauritanians
  • Moroccans
  • Mossi
  • Mozambicans
  • Namibians
  • Ndebele
  • Nigerians
  • Nigeriens
  • Nuer
  • Nyamwezi
  • Oromos
  • Rwandans
  • San
  • São Toméans
  • Senegalese
  • Seychellois
  • Shambaa
  • Shilluk
  • Somalis
  • Songhay
  • Sotho
  • Sudanese
  • Swahili
  • Swazis
  • Tanzanians
  • Tigray
  • Tonga
  • Tuaregs
  • Tunisians
  • Tutsi
  • Twa
  • Ugandans
  • Wolof
  • Xhosa
  • Yoruba
  • Zambians
  • Zimbabweans
  • Zulu

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life - Volume 2: Americas

  • African Americans
  • African Brazilians
  • Aleuts
  • Amahuacas
  • American Immigrants
  • Americans
  • The Amish
  • Antiguans and Barbudans
  • Arab Americans
  • Argentines
  • Armenian Americans
  • Asháninka
  • Asian Indian Americans
  • Aymara
  • Bahamians
  • Barbadians
  • Belizeans
  • Bolivians
  • Brazilians
  • Cajuns
  • Cambodian Americans
  • Canadians
  • Central Americans in the US
  • Chileans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Choctaw
  • Colombians
  • Comanches
  • Costa Ricans
  • Creeks
  • Creoles of Louisiana
  • Cuban Americans
  • Cubans
  • Cunas
  • Dakota and Lakhota
  • Dominican Americans
  • Dominicans (Dominica)
  • Dominicans (Dominican Republic)
  • Dutch Americans
  • Ecuadorans
  • English Americans
  • Filipino Americanse
  • French Americans
  • French Canadians
  • French Guianans
  • Garifuna
  • German Americans
  • Greek Americans
  • Grenadians
  • Guajiros
  • GuaranÍs
  • Guatemalans
  • Guyanans/guyanese
  • Haitian Americans
  • Haitians
  • Hawaiians
  • Hindus of Guyana
  • Hmong Americans
  • Hondurans
  • Hopi
  • Hungarian Americans
  • Inuit
  • Irish Americans
  • Iroquois
  • Italian Americans
  • Jamaicans
  • Japanese Americans
  • Jewish Americans
  • Jivaro
  • Kayapos
  • Kittitians and Nevisians
  • Korean Americans
  • Laotian Americans
  • Lebanese Americans
  • Mapuches
  • Matsigenka
  • Maya
  • Mennonites of Paraguay
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexicans
  • Miskito
  • Mormons
  • Native North Americans
  • Navajos
  • Nicaraguans
  • Norwegian Americans
  • Ojibwa
  • Páez
  • Paiutes
  • Panamanians
  • Paraguayans
  • Pemon
  • Peruvians
  • Polish Americans
  • Puerto Rican Americans
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Quechua
  • Russian Americans
  • St. Lucians
  • St. Vincentians
  • Salvadorans/Salvadorians
  • Scottish and Scotch-Irish Americans
  • Seminoles and Miccosukees
  • Sudanese Americans
  • Sumu
  • Surinamese
  • Swedish Americans
  • Tenetehara
  • Tlingit
  • Trinidadians and Tobagonians
  • Ukrainian Americans
  • Uruguayans
  • Vaupés
  • Venezuelans
  • Vietnamese Americans
  • Xavante

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life - Volume 3: Asia & Oceania (Part 1)

  • Acehnese
  • Afghanis
  • Ahirs
  • Ainu
  • ‘Alawis
  • Ambonese
  • Andamanese
  • Andhras
  • Anglo Australians
  • Anglo Indians
  • Asmat
  • Assamese
  • Australian Aborigines
  • Azerbaijanis
  • Bahrainis
  • Bai
  • Bajau
  • Balinese
  • Balūchī
  • Banglādeshīs
  • Banias
  • Banjarese
  • Batak
  • Bedu
  • Bengālīs
  • Bhils
  • Bhutanese
  • Bhutia
  • Brahmans
  • Brahui
  • Bruneians
  • Buddhists in South Asia
  • Bugis, Makassarese, and Mandarese
  • Burman
  • Buyi
  • Chākmās
  • Cham
  • Chamārs
  • Chin
  • China and her National Minorities
  • Dai
  • Dani
  • Derong
  • Dong
  • Druze
  • Emirians (United Arab Emirates)
  • Ewenki
  • Fijians
  • Filipinos
  • Gaoshan
  • Goans
  • Gonds
  • Greek Cypriots
  • Gujaratis
  • Gurungs
  • Hakka
  • Han
  • Hani
  • Hazaras
  • Hiligaynon
  • Hindus
  • Hmong
  • Hui
  • Iatmul
  • Iban
  • Ifugao
  • Ilocanos
  • Ilongot
  • People of India
  • Indo-Fijians
  • Indonesians
  • Iranians
  • Iraqis
  • Israelis
  • Jains
  • Japanese
  • Jats
  • Javanese
  • Jews of Cochin
  • Jordanians
  • Kachins
  • Kadazan
  • Kalinga
  • Kammu
  • Karakalpaks
  • Karens
  • Kashmiris
  • Kazakh Chinese
  • Kazakhs
  • Kelabit
  • Khasi
  • Khmer
  • Kolis
  • Kols
  • Konds
  • Korean Chinese
  • Kurds
  • Kuwaitis

 

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life - Volume 4: Asia & Oceania (Part 2)

  • Kyrgyz                                                           
  • Lao
  • Lebanese
  • Lepchas
  • Li
  • Lingayats
  • Ma'dan (Marsh Arabs)
  • Madurese
  • Malays In Indonesia
  • Malaysian Chinese
  • Malaysian Indians
  • Malaysian Malays
  • Man (Manchus)
  • Manggarai
  • Mangyan (Hanuno'o Group)
  • Manuvu' (Upland Bagobo)
  • Maori
  • Maranao
  • Marāthas
  • Maronites
  • Melanesians
  • Melpa
  • Miao in China
  • Micronesians
  • Minahasans
  • Minangkabau
  • Minas
  • Mongols in China
  • Mons
  • Moro
  • Motu
  • Mountain Mon-Khmer Groups
  • Mundas
  • Muslims in South Asia
  • Naga
  • Naxi
  • Negrito (Pinatubo Aeta Group)
  • Nepālīs
  • New Caledonians
  • New Zealanders
  • Newars
  • Ngaju Dayak
  • Niasans
  • Nicobarese
  • Ni-Vanuatu
  • Omanis
  • Orang Asli
  • Oraons
  • Oriya
  • Pakistanis
  • Palestinians
  • Pamiri
  • Parsis
  • Pashtun
  • Penan
  • Polynesians
  • Punjabis
  • Qataris
  • Rājasthānis
  • Rājputs
  • Rakhines
  • Rohingyas
  • Sa'dan Toraja
  • Samoans
  • Santals
  • Sasak
  • Saudis
  • Shans
  • Sherpas
  • Sikhs
  • Sindhis
  • Sinhalese
  • South Koreans
  • Sri Lankans
  • Sumbanese
  • Sumbawans
  • Sundanese
  • Syrian Christians in India
  • Syrians
  • Tagbanua
  • Tahitians
  • Taiwan Indigenous Peoples
  • Tajiks
  • Tamils
  • Tao
  • Tausug
  • T'boli
  • Thai
  • Tibetans
  • Timorese
  • Todas
  • Tongans
  • Traditional Orthodox Jews
  • Tujia
  • Turkmens
  • Turks
  • Uighurs
  • Uzbeks
  • Veddas
  • Vietnamese
  • Vietnamese Highlanders
  • Yao
  • Yazidis
  • Yemenis
  • Yi
  • Zhuang

 

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life - Volume 5: Europe

  • Abkhazians                                       
  • Adjarians
  • Albanians
  • Alsatians
  • Altays
  • Andalusians
  • Andorrans
  • Armenians
  • Austrians
  • Bashkirs
  • Basques
  • Belarusans
  • Belgians
  • Bosnians
  • Bretons
  • Bulgarians
  • Buriats
  • Castilians
  • Catalans
  • Chechens
  • Chukchi
  • Chuvash
  • Circassians
  • Croats
  • Czechs
  • Danes
  • Dolgany
  • English
  • Estonians
  • Evenki
  • Evens
  • Finns
  • Flemings
  • French
  • Frisians
  • Galicians
  • Georgians
  • Germans
  • Abkhazians
  • Adjarians
  • Albanians
  • Alsatians
  • Altays
  • Andalusians
  • Andorrans
  • Armenians
  • Austrians
  • Bashkirs
  • Basques
  • Belarusans
  • Belgians
  • Bosnians
  • Bretons
  • Bulgarians
  • Buriats
  • Castilians
  • Catalans
  • Chechens
  • Chukchi
  • Chuvash
  • Circassians
  • Croats
  • Czechs
  • Danes
  • Dolgany
  • English
  • Estonians
  • Evenki
  • Evens
  • Finns
  • Flemings
  • French
  • Frisians
  • Galicians
  • Georgians
  • Germans
  • Greeks
  • Hungarians
  • Icelanders
  • Irish
  • Italians
  • Kalmyks
  • Karachai
  • Khakass
  • Koriak
  • Kosovars
  • Latvians
  • Liechtensteiners
  • Lithuanians
  • Luxembourgers
  • Macedonians
  • Maltese
  • Maris
  • Moldovans
  • Monégasques
  • Montenegrins
  • Mordvins
  • Nanais
  • Nentsy
  • Netherlanders
  • Nivkhs
  • Norwegians
  • Ossetians
  • Peoples of Dagestan
  • Peoples of the Caucasus
  • Poles
  • Portuguese
  • Roma
  • Romanians
  • Russians
  • Sakha
  • Sami
  • Sammarinese
  • Scots
  • Serbs
  • Slovaks
  • Slovenes
  • Spaniards
  • Swedes
  • Swiss
  • Tatars
  • Tuvans
  • Tyrolese
  • Udmurts
  • Ukrainians
  • Vlachs
  • Walloons
  • Welsh