Tastes of Homes: Exploring Food and Place in Twentieth-Century Europe

Published on Jun 10, 2015in Food and Foodways
· DOI :10.1080/07409710.2015.1011980
Olivier de Maret2
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(Vrije Universiteit Brussel),
Anneke Geyzen5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Food and taste play an essential role in sentiments of belonging and exclusion, and in turn, these sentiments are central to defining one's home as a material or an imagined place. Taste refers to a gustatory sense that makes humans capable of differentiating flavors on the one hand and describes cultural preferences and eating patterns on the other. As a social construction, home can refer to a physical place imbued with domestic notions of privacy and family or be conceived of as a broader geographical place in terms of locality, region, or nation. Both taste and home emerge as subjective and relative concepts. This special issue analyzes their multidimensional and dynamic meanings and their interrelationship. The main question it addresses is how place contributes to tastes of homes. The five articles that make up this Food and Foodways issue explore this question based on a vast array of sources and within five European countries during the twentieth century, when the internationalization and industri...
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