Selected References for Research on Foodways and Society in Dhofar, Oman

My current research focus on the foodways of Omanis who live in Dhofar, the southern  region of Oman. My interest in food and cooking evolved from a contradiction, observed over twelve years of anthropological research, that Omani Dhofaris both hate to waste food and usually make more than is necessary in case anyone unexpectedly shows up to share the meal. I am specifically interested in how food is used to show personal generosity and how eating together defines and enhances social relationships. For more details, see Foodways and Society in Dhofar, Oman

This list includes references from the fields of food studies (including cookbooks, food blogs, restaurant reviews, and cookbook reviews), anthropology, architecture, history, and travel writing, as well as works pertaining to animals, fish, land use and plants in Oman.

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—. 1986. Nomads in the Sultanate of Oman: Tradition and Development in Dhofar. London: Westview Press.

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—.  2013. Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality. Chicago: University of Illinois, 2013.

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Blogs – Omani Food

Mariya. Omani Food.

Omani Recipes. 2015. Arabic Recipes

Traditional Omani Food. 2008, March 1.

Yasmeen. 2018. Omani Cuisine.


Blog – Food and Anthropology

Brown, Victoria. 2018. One Dish Closer.


Omani Restaurants

The Jungle Restaurant. 2018.

Kargeen. 2018.


Websites – Expat, Tourist and Commercial

The Delicious Cuisine of Oman! n.d.  Holidify.

Food and Drink – About Oman. 2018. Rough Guides.

Guide to Omani Cuisine. 2017, June 14. Expat

Medhat, Gehad. 2017, Dec, 27. The 10 Best Coffee and Tea Shops in Salalah, Oman. Culture Trip.

Medhat, Gehad. 2017, Dec, 27. The Top Restaurants in Salalah, Oman. Culture Trip.

Oman. 2018. Countries and Their Cultures.

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