For more details about my research on foodways in Dhofar, see:
Foodways and Society in Dhofar, Oman
These short essays on cooking/ food in Dhofar are not meant to be exhaustive or prescriptive. From purchasing food, cooking, eating and doing formal interviews with Dhofari informants for over ten years, as well as academic inquiries, I am attempting to build up a general picture of Dhofari foodways, with the understanding that there are elements I am missing and there is a wide variety of practices between house-holds. [n.b. when I write “Dhofari” I am referring to Omanis who live in Dhofar, although there are many people from different countries who live in Dhofar with their own food traditions.]
Images of Food in Ramadan – Iftar Humor and Iftar in Beautiful Places
Ramadan and Foodways – Images of food in connection to greetings and good behavior, Vimto and selling food
Iftar in Dhofar – Typical Food Choices
Food Usually Served at Weddings in Dhofar
What We Talk About When We Talk About Drinks and Sweets in Dhofar
Examples of Picnic Cooking – Dhofar
Food Terminology: Life is not Life, Curry is not Curry, Chutney is not Chutney
Foodways and Society in Oman – Food and Culture
Foodways and Society in Oman – Pragmatics of When and What to Eat
Foodways and Society in Oman – Changing Food Choices
Breakfast is ready!
Lunch is ready!
Snack is ready!
Cooking is a Language – Excerpt from the essay “The Culinary Triangle: What can Claude Lévi-Strauss teach us about food fads today?” by Sara Davis
Quote on entertaining from Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford (1853)
Considering Cartoons/ Graphic Art about Foodways
Bibliographies: Research on Dhofar, Food & Anthropology, and Teaching Literature
What I’ve Been Reading: Food, Cooking, Cuisine, Culture, Anthropology, & History