The Angel and the Cholent: Food Representation from the Israel Folktale Archives by Idit Pintel-Ginsberg
Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology
The Angel and the Cholent: Food Representation from the Israel Folktale Archives by Idit Pintel-Ginsberg, translated into English for the first time from Hebrew, analyzes how food and foodways are the major agents generating the plots of several significant folktales. The tales were chosen from the Israel Folktales Archives’ (IFA) extensive collection of twenty-five thousand tales. In looking at the subject of food through the lens of the folktale, we are invited to consider these tales both as a reflection of society and as an art form that discloses hidden hopes and often subversive meanings.
Year first published: 2021