Reading List

I’ve crafted a working bibliography for the Nostalgia Dinner Project, and share it with you below. This list will be ever-expanding, suggestions welcome! Recorded here in Chicago Format.


Beoku-Betts, Josephine. 2002. “’We Got Our Own Way of Cooking Things’: Women, Food, and Preservation of Cultural Identity Among the Gullah.” In Food in the USA, edited by Carole Counihan, 277-294. New York: Routledge.

Brightwell, Maria das Graças Santos Luiz. 2012. “A Taste of Home?: Food, Identity and Belonging among Brazilians in London.” PhD diss., University of London.

Brightwell, Maria das Graças Santos Luiz. 2015. “’Economia da Saudade’: Comida e Memória no Cotidiano de Brasileiros em Londres.” Paper presented at the XI –Encontro National da ANPEGE conference, Unesp de Prudente, October 9-12.

Connerton, Paul. 1989. How Societies Remember. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

De Silva, Cara, ed. 1996. In Memory’s Kitchen: A Legacy from the Women of Terezín. Translated by Bianca Steiner Brown. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc.

Ganeles, Caryn. 2018. “Can Dinner Parties Make America Great Again?” Civil Eats, June 19, 2018.

Hernandez, Michael and David Sutton. 2003. “Hands that Remember: An Ethnography of Everyday Cooking.” In Expedition: Journal of the University of Pennsylvania Museum 45: 30-37.

Holtzman, Jon D. 2006.  “Food and memory.” In Annual Review of Anthropology 35: 361-378.

Kravva, Vasiliki. 2000. “Food as a Vehicle for Remembering: the Case of the Thessalonikan Jews.” In: Food and Memory – Proceedings of the Oxford Symposiumon Food and Cookery. Edited by Harlan Walker. Devon, England: Prospect Books, 136-144.

Montell, Frances. 1999. “Focus group interviews: a new feminist method.” National Women’s Studies Association Journal 11 (1): 44-71.

Penfold, Steve 2002. “Eddie Shack was No Tim Horton: Donuts and the Folklore of Mass Culture in Canada” in Food Nations, Selling Taste in Consumer Societies.  Belasco, Warren and Philip Scranton, Eds., New York: Routledge, pp. 48-65.

Pini, Barbara. 2002. “Focus groups, feminist research and farm women: opportunities for empowerment in rural social research.” Journal of Rural Studies 18: 339-351.

Santoro, Fernando. 2014. “Saudade.” In Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon. Edited by Barbara Cassin, Steven Rendall, and Emily S. Apter. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2494-2499.

Seremetakis, C. Nadia. 1994. The Senses Still: Perception and Memory as Material Culture in Modernity. Boulder: Westview Press.

Sutton, David E. 2001. Remembrance of Repasts: An Anthropology of Food and Memory. New York: Berg.

Sutton, David and Leonidas Vournelis. 2009. “Vefa or Mamalakis: Cooking up Nostalgia in Contemporary Greece.” In South European Society & Politics 14(2): 147-166.

Viteri, Maria Amelia.  2006.  “Nostalgia, Food, and Belonging: Ecuadorians in New York City” in Ethnicity, Citizenship and Belonging: Practices, Theory and Spatial Dimensions. Edited by Sarah Albiez, Nelly Castro, Lara Jüssen, and Eva Youkhana. Frankfurt: The German Ministry of Education, pp. 221-236.

Walker, Harlan, ed. 2001. Food and the Memory. Devon: Prospect Books.

Weiss, Allan, ed. 1997. Taste Nostalgia. Hong Kong: Oceanic Graphic Printing.

Wilkinson, Sue. 1998. “Focus Groups in Feminist Research: Power, Interaction, and the Co-Construction of Meaning.” Women’s Studies International Forum 21 (1):111-125.