Call for Submissions: Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook
Friday, July 18, 2014
Posted by: Jennifer Studebaker
I am looking for more submissions for the second volume of the Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook!
- I need you, the contributor, to be an ethnomusicologist. While I
appreciate that the world is full of wonderful cooks, this is intended
to be interdisciplinary in its approach and focused on ethnomusicology.
In particular, this project requires that you can do the essay that
engages the connections between food and music in your particular area.
The expected length of that essay is 1,000 words.
- I hope that the ingredients of your recipes will be relatively easy
to find. For example, last time I was offered recipes for "whole roasted
kangaroo,” spicy Thai dogmeat, and several that required particular
named spice combinations available in every souk in the Middle East
and/or India, but unavailable elsewhere. I had to say no. Be reasonable
in your expectations of the book’s readership. Can you buy it in a large
shop in a medium-sized town?
- My expectation is that you will
avoid the approach of using pre-published recipes (that you found in
someone else’s cookbook), and that you will also avoid sending me
isolated recipes. I love recipes, and I am surely a better cook because
of them, but that is not what I need for this project. Instead, I need
the complete package:
· a proverb (ideally concerning both food and music)
· the specific location (as in Laos or, in a larger country, the province or state or district)
· the menu
· preparation time
· recipes for each dish: name of the first dish in the original
language, followed by a translation into English; the ingredients of the
first dish in order of adding them; and the cooking process
· the essay, with a title (see first volume for examples)
· recommended listening: if you list a website, I would prefer
that you use URLs from permanent sites (academic sites, for example) as
opposed to the most current band
· for further information: book titles, articles, URLs
Firm deadline: October 31, 2014