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Food Fight! : Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace, Paperback / softback Book

Food Fight! : Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace Paperback / softback

Part of the Latinx Pop Culture series


From the racial defamation and mocking tone of "Mexican" restaurants geared toward the Anglo customer to the high-end Latin-inspired eateries with Anglo chefs who give the impression that the food was something unattended or poorly handled that they "discovered" or "rescued" from actual Latinos, the dilemma of how to make ethical choices in food production and consumption is always as close as the kitchen recipe, coffee pot, or table grape. In Food Fight!: Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace author Paloma Martinez-Cruz takes us on a Chicanx gastronomic journey that is powerful and humorous.

Martinez-Cruz tackles head on the real-world politics of food production from the exploitation of farmworkers to the appropriation of Latinx bodies and culture, and takes us right into transformative eateries that offer homegrown, mestiza consciousness. The hard-hitting essays in Food Fight! bring a mestiza critique to today's pressing discussions of labeling, identity, and imaging in marketing and dining.

Not just about food, restaurants, and coffee, this volume employs a decolonial approach and engaging voice to interrogate ways that mestizo, Indigenous, and Latinx peoples are objectified in mainstream ideology and imaginary.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 8 black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Food & society
  • ISBN: 9780816536061

Also in the Latinx Pop Culture series