Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1996

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geography

First Advisor

Donald J. Berg

Keywords

ethnic foodways, Upper Midwest, subregions

Abstract

Many geographers recognize regional studies as a guidepost of geography. Cultural geographers have long identified the significance of ethnic regions and the differences between various ethnic groups in matters of housing, work, agriculture and diet. In many cases foodways and regional cuisine are distinct enough to act as a key identifier of a cultural region. This thesis uses church and other local cookbooks to identify specific ethnic and non - ethnic foods eaten by the Dutch of Northwestern Iowa, the Norwegians of the North Dakota-Minnesota border area, and the German-Russians of Southern North Dakota. From this source of information, patterns of food use offer insight into diffusion and persistence of these folk cultures.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Food habits -- Middle West
Cooking, Dutch
Cooking, Norwegian
Cooking, Russian German

Description

Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-101)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

106

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1996 Gregory A. Mader

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Geography Commons

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