Eating the Landscape: American Indian Stories of Food, Identity, and Resilience

by Enrique Salmon

When I bought this book, I had low expectations. Not that I knew anything about the author, but I suspected it to be another contrived assemblage of “identity literature”. To my pleasant surprise it is a very readable and thought provoking book that touches the heart. Salmon does not alienate the reader with his examination of person, place and society. Rather he brings you along as a guest. Before long you too feel what he feels and the effect is well, rather marvelous. Identifying with food the way Enrique portrays it would benefit all of us. A beautiful read.

Series: First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies

Paperback: 160 pages

Publisher: University of Arizona Press (May 1, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN: 978-0816530113

Joseph Simcox