The Price of Stones Notes: Food Preparation and Eating

Chapter One:

p. 9: Maama sitting with children while women bring out food.  Maama give permission to start eating.  Large family eats together – some insided, some in the back yard.

 

Chapter Two:

p. 13:  Boy sells Jacksons snacks on the bus.  Jackson offers to buy something for a woman he is next to but she refuses because she says the place is cursed by slim.

 

Chapter Three:

p. 20:  Large group sharing Muchomo together before Jackson leaves.

 

p. 23-24:  Girl is sitting on the ground preparing food and the fire to cook on.  Jackson eats with his grown brother and women bring him his food/drink.

 

Chapter Four:

p. 30:  Frank is spoon-fed soft food by any members of the family while he is dying.

 

Chapter Five:

p. 34:  Faida and Jackson (young) have to begin preparation of millet as a chore.

 

Chapter Six:

p. 51: Beronda and Jackson split a lime while discussing the school with Jackson

 

Chapter Seven:

p. 55-56: Maama prepares breakfast for Jacksons older sisters (young) and they go outside to eat it.  Milk was spilled out of Faida’s cup, causing a little bit of conflict with Maama.  Maama has made sack lunches packed in banana leaves for the girls to take to school.

 

Chapter Eight:

None.

 

Chapter Nine:

None.

 

Chapter Ten:

p. 81: When Dale Val visited Nayaka, Taata was angry and concerned about what he could feed him.

p. 82:  The day of the school’s opening, Maama insisted that Jackson, Taata and other family members say down together for breakfast together.

p. 84:  A cake was present at the celebration of the school opening.

 

Chapter Eleven:

None.

 

Chapter Twelve:

p. 95:  When Jackson returns to his village he is left alone to eat breakfast.

 

Chapter Thirteen:

None.

 

Chapter Fourteen:

None.

 

Chapter Fifteen:

p. 111-112:  Young girls are responsible for gathering and transporting wood, starting and keeping cooking fires burning, preparing food for cooking, boiling water and milk, serving meals, washing dishes, sweeping floors, making bed, fetching water and washing clothes.  This leaves them with little time to study.  This is a particular problem for a young girl at the school named Eva.

 

Chapter Sixteen:

None.

 

Chapter Seventeen:

None.

 

Chapter Eighteen:

p. 135:  The schoolchildren prepared a traditional buffet style traditional meal to celebrate Jackson’s visit to the school.  The group included students, teachers, supporters and other management.  They ate after a group prayer and Jackson did not get to go first in the line.

 

Chapter Nineteen:

p. 141: A girl that Jackson had been supporting brought some fruit from her garden to a meeting with him.

 

Chapter 20:

p. 149-150:  We meet Rose, a woman who does the cooking for the school.

 

Chapter 21:

None.

 

Chapter 22:

None.

 

Chapter 23:

p. 179:  Jackson brought bread to share with Scovia when visiting her in the hospital.

 

Chapter 24:

None.

 

Chapter 25:

p. 188:  Students eat their morning snack under a tree together.

p. 194:  A girl at the school celebration offers soda pop to the guests.

p. 195:  Soda pop was passed out to all of the students, who were amazed by it.

p. 196:  Staff brought the students plates of matooke, rice and greens at the school celebration.

 

Chapter 26:

None.

 

Chapter 27:

None.

 

Chapter 28:

None.

 

Chapter 29:

p. 222:  A banquet fundraiser was prepared for the Nyaka school.  A white tent on a manicured lawn covered rows of white chairs and cloth-covered tables.

p. 224:  Supporters attended the banquet as well as two of the students (in the back of the tent) from the school.

p. 225:  Each of the supporters stood and introduced themselves at the banquet before eating.

p. 226:  After all the speeches and introductions, the meal was served buffet style. The meal was free in order to encourage more support from the guests.

p. 230:  “The event concluded with handshakes and hugs”

 

Chapter 30:

p. 232:  Back in America, Jackson cooks eggs for his son and helps him get ready for school.

 

Chapter 31:

p. 238:  The school gets in trouble with the authorities because of its makeshift kitchen and lack of a trash pit.

p. 242:  Tradition and contaminated soil dictated that everything be cooked except for fruit.  Jackson explains how some people eat raw vegetables and even raw meat (sushi)

 

Chapter 32:

p. 249: Nearly twenty men and women were preparing a gigantic graduation celebration meal and Faida asked Jackson if he is going to help.  He responded that cooking is women’s work.  She replied “Because men are too lazy”

p. 258:  After the speech and the graduation ceremony, all the guests stood in line for the graduation feast.  Order of serving was not specified.

 

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