We recently received the following call for papers which may be a great opportunity for some of our readers. From akutaq to whoopie pie, there are some great things to write about here!
Call for Entries
We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of American Regional Food
A few years ago Natalya Murakhver and I edited They Eat That? A Cultural Encyclopedia of “Unusual” Food from Around the World, published by ABC-CLIO. The book, designed for libraries and classrooms, was designed to accessibly hook readers, middle school through college, into the study of food and culture through the “weird/wow” factor of foods with which they may be unfamiliar, keeping in mind that some of our most cherished foods (stinky cheese in my case) seem bizarre to others or bizarre when you take time to examine them closely (honey).
Based on that book, I am compiling a follow-up called We Eat What?, which will focus on regional foods in the US. We have a number of entries done or in revision from the previous volume but continue to seek contributors.
These are 1,000 word entries that cover the identity, history, cultural use, and nutrition of foods or dishes. They include a recipe either for the food itself or for something cooked with the food.
Contributors of two or more entries are provided a copy of the book on publication. Last time we had strong contributions from both established and emerging scholars. I hope you will consider joining us.
For more information or to claim an entry, please contact Jonathan Deutsch at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ben Fulton at email@example.com. Deadlines will be rolling throughout the spring, but we hope to have a complete draft by June 1.
Thanks for your consideration.
|Bean Hole Beans|
|Boudin Blanc and Noir|
|Deep Dish Pizza|
|Deep Fried Fair Food (Oreos, Milky Way, Butter)|
|Fried Green Tomatoes|
|Frog Eye Salad|
|Gooey Butter Cake|
|Loose Meat Sandwich|
|Pickled Pig’s Feet|
|Red eye gravy|
|Son of a Bitch Stew|
|Sonoran Hot Dog|