Old New World: resource round-up

I can't believe the month's almost over. I really enjoyed the Old New World project and I loved doing VeganMoFo for the first time!  I'm already thinking about what my theme should be for next year.

Vegan MoFo 2013: Old New World

If you enjoyed reading about my exploration of pre-colonial food in the Americas and want to read more about it, I've compiled a list of the resources I used below.  I've linked to the amazon.com pages, but you can find these books at Powell's, AbeBooks or - my favorite - your local independent bookstore.

some of the books on the shelf

some of the books on the shelf


Ana M. De Benitez, Cocina Prehispanica (Adler's Foreign Books Inc, 1977)

Sophie D. Coe, America's First Cuisines (University of Texas Press, 1994)

Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs, Spirit of the Harvest: North American Indian Cooking  (Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1991)

Fernando Divina and Marlene Divina,  Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions by Smithsonian American Indian (Ten Speed Press, 2010)

Lois Ellen Frank, Native American Cooking: Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations  (Random House Value Publishing, 1995)

Fany Gerson, Paletas (Ten Speed Press, 2011)

Cherry Hamman, Mayan Cooking: Recipes from the Sun Kingdoms of Mexico (Hippocrene Books, 1998)

Richard Hetzler, The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook: Recipes from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian  (Fulcrum Publishing, 2010)

Phyllis Hughes, Pueblo Indian Cookbook  (Museum of New Mexico Press, 1972)

Juanita Tiger Kavena,  Hopi Cookery  (University of Arizona Press, 1980)

Marcia Keegan, Southwest Indian Cookbook (Clear Light Pub, 1987)

Copeland Marks, The Exotic Kitchens of Peru: The Land of the Inca  ( M. Evans & Company, 2001)

Heidi Swanson, Super Natural Cooking: Five Delicious Ways to Incorporate Whole and Natural Foods into Your Cooking  (Ten Speed Press, 2007)

Reay Tannahill, Food in History (Broadway Books, 1995) 

Rosario Olivas Weston, La Cocina de los Incas (Universidad San Martin de Porres, 2001)


online resources

Aztec, Maya, and Inca foods and recipes: foodtimeline.org

English to Nahuatl glossary: http://www2.potsdam.edu/schwaljf/Nahuatl/eng-nah.htm 

Nahuatl Dictionary: http://whp.uoregon.edu/dictionaries/nahuatl/index.lasso 

NativeTech Indigenous Foods and Traditional Recipes: http://nativetech.org/recipes/index.php 

The Maize Tamale in Classic Maya Diet, Epigraphy and Art: http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/maya/maya-maize.pdf