Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Donald J. Berg
ethnic foodways, Upper Midwest, subregions
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, Russian German
Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-101)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 1996 Gregory A. Mader
Mader, Gregory A., "An Examination of Selected Ethnic Foodways in the Upper Midwest" (1996). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1152.