Higher Education

Cultural Foods: Traditions and Trends, 1st Edition

  • Pamela Goyan Kittler
  • Kathryn P. Sucher San Jose State University, Professor emerita
  • ISBN-10: 0534573398  |  ISBN-13: 9780534573393
  • 500 Pages
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.25



This book provides information on the health, culture, and food and nutritional habits of most ethnic and racial groups living in the United States. It is designed to help students, chefs and others in the food service industry, and health professionals work effectively with members of different ethnic and religious groups in a culturally sensitive manner. It may be used in a course that fulfills a multicultural requirement for a general education student.

Table of Contents

1. Food and Culture.
2. Food and Religion.
3. Native Americans.
4. Europeans.
5. Africans.
6. Latinos.
7. Asians.
8. Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders.
9. The People of Greece and the Middle East.
10. Asian Indians.
11. Regional Americans.
12. Intercultural Communication in the Foodservice Workplace.
Glossary of Ethnic Ingredients/ Bibliography/ Appendixes/ Index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Pamela Goyan Kittler

Pamela Goyan Kittler has an MS in Nutritional Science from San Jose State University with an emphasis in nutrition education and currently works as a cultural nutritionist. She is the author of three undergraduate textbooks, has published numerous articles in professional journals and newsletters, and frequently presents lectures and workshops on topics of food and culture.

Kathryn P. Sucher

Dr. Sucher received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of California and her ScD from Boston University Medical Center in Nutritional Science. She recently retired from San Jose State University, where she taught medical nutrition therapy and was the dietetic internship director for 20 years. in addition to her research interest in nutrition therapy, she is also a recognized authority on how diet, health, and disease are affected by culture/ethnicity and religion. Dr. Sucher has published newsletters, numerous articles, and textbooks on this subject. She is also the coauthor of Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology, 3e (Cengage Learning 2016) and Food and Culture, 6e (Cengage Learning 2012).