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From Foreign to Fad

From Foreign to Fad

Garlic’s Twentieth-Century Transition

(p.44) Chapter Three From Foreign to Fad
Garlic Capital of the World
Pauline Adema
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses place–food associations; the origins of people’s negative perceptions of garlic, which are rooted in culinary egocentrism from the colonial era and reinforced during the period of massive southern European migration to the United States at the turn of the twentieth century; and garlic’s infiltration of mainstream American cookery.

Keywords:   garlic, Gilroy, egocentrism, European migration, American cookery

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