Food Studies in Latin American Literature presents a timely collection of essays analyzing a wide array of Latin American narratives through the lens of food studies. Topics explored include potato and maize in colonial and contemporary global narratives; the role of cooking in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s poetics; the centrality of desire in twentieth-century cooking writing by women; the relationship among food, recipes, and national identity; the role of food in travel narratives; and the impact of advertisements on domestic roles.
The contributors included here—experts in Latin American history, literature, and cultural studies—bring a novel, interdisciplinary approach to these explorations, presenting new perspectives on Latin American literature and culture.
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Vázquez, Karina. “Exquisite Paradise: Taste and Consumption in Hebe Uhart’s ‘El budín esponjoso’ (1977).” In Food Studies in Latin American Literature: Perspectives on the Gastronarrative, edited by Rocío del Aguila and Vanesa Miseres. Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press, 2021.