Sustenance for the Body & Soul: Food & Drink in Amerindian, Spanish & Latin American Worlds (Hardcover)

Sustenance for the Body & Soul: Food & Drink in Amerindian, Spanish & Latin American Worlds By Debra D. Andrist Cover Image
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The food-secure and/or privileged worldwide no longer eat and drink simply to maintain life itself. They have the advantage and choice to regard "sustenance" not just as fuel for the body/machine but as a source of pleasure and entertainment for the mind/intellect. This enhanced concept of "sustenance" embraces all the senses: visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile, thus including not just food drink, but ceremonies art forms dealing with them. This book explores the substantive ways food drink impact human existence. The work comprises five parts: medicine; ceremonies; literature cinema; art artists; space/architecture advertising/art. Food drink start with the physical, morph into nutrition, the most basic requirements for organic life, but progress from the beginning of physical process to ceremony and expression. The result and the experience highlight physiological and sensual concepts, and indeed, preference. Food drink staples are determined by geographic availability and cuisine beverage are closely associated with culture ethnicity. Contributor exploration is wide-ranging: Aztec, Mexican Spanish medicine; African Roman Catholic rites; cookbook discourse and socio-gender influence; literature, including cultural comparisons of cooking and cooks; preparation representation of food drink as artistic endeavors, including by Latin American women, and types of inspirational "fodder," especially in the context of Picasso's art in Spain France, Spanish wine museums labelling. Sustenance for the Body Soul ;is the seventh book in the Hispanic Worlds series, details of which are available on the press website.

About the Author

The Editor, Dr. Debra D. Andrist, retired Professor of Spanish/formerly founding Chair of Foreign Languages (at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX), was formerly Chair/Cullen Professor at University of St. Thomas/Houston and formerly Associate Professor at Baylor University, Waco, TX . Her scholarly work focuses on art and literature by and about women and medical topics.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781789761306
ISBN-10: 1789761301
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publication Date: August 12th, 2022
Pages: 366
Language: English
Series: Hispanic Worlds