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PEASANT NOURISHMENT IN TWO TRANSYLVANIAN VILLAGES
PEASANT NOURISHMENT IN TWO TRANSYLVANIAN VILLAGES

Author(s): Constantin Bărbulescu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: food; cooking; gender; rural; meat.

Summary/Abstract: Peasant nourishment in two Transylvanian villages. The paper presents a comparison of two communities related to the act of cooking. Even though the two villages present multiple simmilarities in preparing the meal, for example, there are still important differences in their daily menus: polenta and meat rolled cabbage for one community, while the other has the zama (soup) as the most com-mon meal. These differences act like definitory marks for both communities. For both communities cooking is a feminine task, but it means more than actually mixing the vegetables with meat and water and boiling them all in a pot; it also means associated tasks like fetching water or wood, and both of them create or disrupt sociabilities in the village.

  • Issue Year: 59/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 110-118
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English