Why are foodways important?

Foodways is the study of what people eat and why. Why we procure, prepare and serve the food we do has cultural, sociological, geographical, financial and political influences.



Why is recognition of diverse foodways valuable?

Preserving our past and present for the future by research, documentation and oral histories. It is culinary anthropology on the hoof, paw, root and leaf.



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Lakes & Plains 






Editor: Jennifer Worrell


Content Editor:  Bruce Kraig


Newsletter design and layout: Eleanor Hanson


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Autumn, 2009 (pdf)



- Greater Midwest Foodways Sponsors Heirloom Recipe Competition


- Almond Cookery from Northern Europe to the Midwest


- Navy's Culinary Specialist "A" School at Great Lakes


- Things I learned at "Stuffed"


- Ingenuity in a Time of Need