Delicious or Disgusting? The Winding Journey of Colostrum in Estonian Food Culture

  • Anu Järs Estonian National Museum
  • Anu Kannike Estonian National Museum

Abstract

This article examines the changing meaning and status of colostrum in Estonian food culture, relying on data drawn from ethnographic archives and historical sources, cookbooks, and the media. From seasonal food consumed by both Estonian peasants and the Baltic German elite it has been transformed into a modern functional food. The study provides a lens through which to examine the economic, social, and cultural factors that have shaped the modernisation of food culture in Estonia as well as contemporary interpretations of food heritage.
Published
2022-06-08
How to Cite
JÄRS, Anu; KANNIKE, Anu. Delicious or Disgusting? The Winding Journey of Colostrum in Estonian Food Culture. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 1, p. 76–98, june 2022. ISSN 2228-0987. Available at: <https://jef.ee/index.php/journal/article/view/437>. Date accessed: 05 july 2022.
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Articles