This article examines the ways in which Neruda poeticizes and celebrates different foodstuffs in his Odas Elementales, and connects these ways to the larger themes present in his general corpus of work. These odes, which ennoble and glorify everyday food and drink items, are treated as animate, living entities, and are at times frequently linked to a political or social cause as well.
Mascia, Mark J. "Honoring Everyday Alimentation: The Case of Pablo Neruda's Odas elementales and Food." Convivium Artium (2000).