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The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook, Volume II
Complete Meals from Around the World

Edited By

Sean Williams

ISBN 9780415838672
Published July 28, 2015 by Routledge
214 Pages

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Book Description

This companion to The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook combines scholarship with a unique approach to the study of the world's foods, musics, and cultures. Covering over four dozen regions, the entries in these collection each include a regional food-related proverb, a recipe for a complete meal, a list of companion readings and listening pieces, and a short essay that highlights the significant links between music and food in the area. The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook, Volume 2 will appeal to ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, and sociologists, but should also find a welcome place on the bookshelf of anyone who enjoys eating and learning about foods from around the world.

Table of Contents

I. Prelude  Preface – The Joy of Improvisation, by Sean Williams  How to Use This Book  II. Africa  Senegal, by Patricia Tang  Zimbabwe, by Claire Jones  Seychelles, by Marie-Christine Parent  Mauritius and Réunion, by Basil Considine  III. Asia and the Pacific  Hong Kong, by Colin McGuire  Gujarat, by Niyati Dhokai  Northeast Thailand, by Supeena Insee Adler Vietnam, by Lonán Ó Briain  West Sumatra, by Jennifer Fraser  Bali, by Sarah Willner  Papua New Guinea, by Gabriel Solis  IV. The Middle East  Eastern Turkey, by Songül Karahasanoğlu  Thracian Roma, Western Turkey, by Sonia Tamar Seeman  Armenia, by Jonathan McCollum  Uzbekistan, by Tanya Merchant  V. The Americas  Western Prairies, Canada, by Sarah Quick  Trinidad, by Andrew Martin  Trinidad, by Gage Averill and Giovanna Perot-Averill  Dominican Republic, by Sydney Hutchinson  Mexico, by Helena Simonett  Ecuador, by Jessie Vallejo  Colombia, by Edmundo Murray  Brazil, by Colin Harte  VI. Europe  Limousin, France, by Marc Benamou , Françoise Étay, and Anne Lavaud  Galicia, Spain, by Lucy Long  Portugal, by Katherine Brucher  Republic of Georgia, by Jeremy Foutz  Republic of Georgia, by Andrea Kuznich  Skopelos Island, Greece, by Yona Stamatis  Kalymnos Island, Greece, by Panayotis (Paddy) League  Cyprus, by Michalis Poupazis  Ukraine, by Maria Soneyvetsky  VII. Encore  Nusstorte (Nutcake), by Bruno Nettl  About the Contributors  How To Make These Meals Suit You

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Sean Williams teaches ethnomusicology at The Evergreen State College in Washington State. Her publications include The Sound of the Ancestral Ship: Highland Music from West Java (2001), Focus: Irish Traditional Music (2010), and the award-winning Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song-Man (2011).


With Volume II of the Ethnomusicologists’ Cookbook, Sean Williams and colleagues have created an astonishing global cookbook. It’s more than a cookbook.  The contributing scholars’ deep roots in 26 cultures/countries whose sounds and tastes they love are evident in descriptions of cooking processes, stories of the ways music and food come together in daily life and, of course, suggested music for your dining pleasure.  Yum! - Dr. Beverley Diamond, President, Society for Ethnomusicology

Once again, my two favorite things--food and music--have come together in an abundance of delicious recipes and listening opportunities. This second volume of The Ethnomusicologist's Cookbook, like the rewarding second movement of a great musical work, spins the various ingredients into a hearty and soul-satisfying mix. - Ellen Koskoff, Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Rochester