♥ Book Title : All Manners of Food
☯ Full Synopsis : "So close geographically, how could France and England be so enormously far apart gastronomically? Not just in different recipes and ways of cooking, but in their underlying attitudes toward the enjoyment of eating and its place in social life. In a new afterword that draws the United States and other European countries into the food fight, Stephen Mennell also addresses the rise of Asian influence and "multicultural" cuisine. All Manners of Food debunks long-standing myths and provides a wealth of information. It is a sweeping look at how social and political development has helped to shape different culinary cultures. Food and almost everything to do with food - fasting and gluttony, cookbooks, women's magazines, chefs and cooks, types of foods, the influential difference between "court" and "country" food - are comprehensively explored and tastefully presented in a dish that will linger in the memory long after the plates have been cleared."Article| Stephen Mennell| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Eating the Plates
☯ Full Synopsis : "Penner's Pilgrims are heroes, and deservedly so. She takes the story of their crossing on the Mayflower and establishment of Plymouth Colony, and fleshes it out with all the distasteful, even disgusting, details of their struggle for survival. Everything that made life difficult in the 1600s is mentioned--the acceptance of insect infestation in one's hair, clothing, bed, and food; the lack of efficient implements for home construction; the danger of crossing the Atlantic on an open vessel; and the deadly aftermath of disease. The author makes it clear that without the Indians' help, these settlers would not have made it through their first year, dependent as they were on European agricultural methods not suited to the New World. While Penner gives a complete picture of the Pilgrims' daily life, her prime focus is on food--what the people ate; how they raised, prepared, served, and preserved it. Her writing style has a light touch that makes this interesting reading, often with a wry slant. The book concludes with a ``Pilgrim Menu'' for readers to prepare with adult supervision. The illustrations include pen-and-ink drawings and lithographs that show period artifacts and various food items."Article| Lucille Recht Penner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Au Revoir to All That
☯ Full Synopsis : "Au Revoir to All That takes us on an entertaining and intriguing journey into France's identity, directly through the tastebuds... Offering a fresh and entertaining approach to understanding French history, through its food and wine, Steinberger reveals a radically changing France; a country moving through social and political reform, economic crises and, importantly, the loss of their seemingly unbreakable dominance in all things gastronomical. If the state of France's celebrated cuisine is the bellwether for the state of the nation, things are looking bleak. Top chefs are renouncing their Michelin stars and prized farmhouse cheeses are going extinct because there is no one to make them. Bistros, brasseries and cafÃ©s fold by the scores and hypermarkets and superstores account for 75% of retail food sales. The famed wine-producing Languedoc is home to the world's first wine-terrorist organization - winemakers resorting to violence to protect their struggling industry. But while there may be better baguettes in Tokyo than in Paris, and Spain has become the darling of the gastronomic world, there are glimpses of hope. There are up-and-coming culinary stars and outdoor food festivals, pockets of exuberance amid the gloom. And, as long as a praline millefeuille can be celebrated, savoured and allowed to assume talismanic qualities at a Right Bank tea salon, all is not lost. Au Revoir to All That is an essential - almost edible - book for lovers of food, France and culinary history."Article| Michael Steinberger| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of current research on popular culture in the early modern era. For the first time a detailed yet wide-ranging consideration of the breadth and scope of early modern popular culture in England is collected in one volume, highlighting the interplay of 'low' and 'high' modes of cultural production (while also questioning the validity of such terminology). The authors examine how popular culture impacted upon people's everyday lives during the period, helping to define how individuals and groups experienced the world. Issues as disparate as popular reading cultures, games, food and drink, time, textiles, religious belief and superstition, and the function of festivals and rituals are discussed. This research companion will be an essential resource for scholars and students of early modern history and culture."Article| Andrew Hadfield| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Food Consumption in Global Perspective
☯ Full Synopsis : "With studies of China, India, West Africa, South America and Europe, this book provides a global perspective on food consumption in the modern world. Combing ethnographic, historical and comparative analyses, the volume celebrates the contributions of Jack Goody to the anthropology of food."Article| J. Klein| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Italians and Food
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book is a novel and original collection of essays on Italians and food. Food culture is central both to the way Italians perceive their national identity and to the consolidation of Italianicity in global context. More broadly, being so heavily symbolically charged, Italian foodways are an excellent vantage point from which to explore consumption and identity in the context of the commodity chain, and the global/local dialectic. The contributions from distinguished experts cover a range of topics including food and consumer practices in Italy, cultural intermediators and foodstuff narratives, traditions of production and regional variation in Italian foodways, and representation of Italianicity through food in old and new media. Although rooted in sociology, Italians and Food draws on literature from history, anthropology, semiotics and media studies, and will be of great interest to students and scholars of food studies, consumer culture, cultural sociology, and contemporary Italian studies."Article| Roberta Sassatelli| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Expert Cook in Enlightenment France
☯ Full Synopsis : "Sean Takats describes how 18th-century French cooks transformed themselves from domestic servants into professionals with artistic skills like other artists and health skills like doctors. They combined mechanical expertise with new theoretical perspectives on food and taste, he says, to create the modern French cooking that quickly became renowned throughout the world. He discusses defining the cook, corrupting spaces, pots and pans, theorizing the kitchen, and the servant of medicine."Article| Sean Takats| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Digest
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♥ Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation."Article| Frank Trentmann| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Unmentionable Cuisine
☯ Full Synopsis : "Includes recipes for cooking horse meat, goats, dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, hares, squirrels, turtles, snakes, eels, sharks, frogs, and insects, among other unusual food sources."Article| Calvin W. Schwabe| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Joshua's Book of Manners
☯ Full Synopsis : "Young readers can follow Joshua's progression as he grows older and learns manners such as when to say "please," "thank you," and "excuse me.""Article| Alona Frankel| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Science and Culture of Nutrition, 1840-1940
☯ Full Synopsis : "Modern nutrition science is usually considered to have started in the 1840s, a period of great social and political turmoil in western Europe. Yet the relations between the production of scientific knowledge about nutrition and the social and political valuations that have entered into the promotion and application of nutritional research have not yet received systematic historical attention. The Science and Culture of Nutrition, 1840-1940 for the first time looks at the ways in which scientific theories and investigations of nutrition have made their impact on a range of social practices and ideologies, and how these in turn have shaped the priorities and practices of the science of nutrition. In these reciprocal interactions, nutrition science has affected medical practice, government policy, science funding, and popular thinking. In uniting major scientific and cultural themes, the twelve contributions in this book show how Western society became a nutrition culture."Article| Harmke Kamminga| Statement ..."