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Food: A Culinary History
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When did we first serve meals at regular hours? Why did we begin using individual plates and utensils to eat? When did "cuisine" become a concept and how did we come to judge food by its method of preparation, manner of consumption, and gastronomic merit? Food: A…
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table
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In his new history of food, acclaimed historian Massimo Montanari traces the development of medieval tastes—both culinary and cultural—from raw materials to market and captures their reflections in today's food trends. Tying the ingredients of our diet evolution…
A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age
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Europe was formed in the Middle Ages. The merging of the traditions of Roman-Mediterranean societies with the customs of Northern Europe created new political, economic, social and religious structures and practices. Between 500 and 1300 CE, food in all its…
A Short History Of Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce

A Short History Of Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce

Massimo Montanari

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|November 26, 2021

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Let the Meatballs Rest: And Other Stories About Food and Culture
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Known for his entertaining investigations into culinary practice, Massimo Montanari turns his hungry eye to the phenomenon of food culture, food lore, cooking methods, and eating habits throughout history. An irresistible buffet of one hundred concise and…
Cheese, Pears, and History in a Proverb
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"Do not let the peasant know how good cheese is with pears" goes the old saying. Intrigued by these words and their portent, Massimo Montanari unravels their origin and utility. Perusing archival cookbooks, agricultural and dietary treatises, literary works, and…
Cheese, Pears, and History in a Proverb

Cheese, Pears, and History in a Proverb

Massimo Montanari

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|August 20, 2010

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"Do not let the peasant know how good cheese is with pears" goes the old saying. Intrigued by these words and their portent, Massimo Montanari unravels their origin and utility. Perusing archival cookbooks, agricultural and dietary treatises, literary works, and…
Food Is Culture

Food Is Culture

Massimo Montanari

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|November 21, 2006

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Elegantly written by a distinguished culinary historian, Food Is Culture explores the innovative premise that everything having to do with food—its capture, cultivation, preparation, and consumption—represents a cultural act. Even the "choices" made by primitive…
The Culture of Food

The Culture of Food

Massimo Montanari

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|December 9, 1996

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This book is about the history of food in Europe and the part it has played in the evolution of the European cultures over two millennia. It has been a driving force in national and imperial ambition, the manner of its production and consumption a means by which…
HIS.DE L'ALIMENTATION

HIS.DE L'ALIMENTATION

Jean-Louis Flandrin

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|November 13, 1997

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Contes de la table (Les)

Contes de la table (Les)

Massimo Montanari

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|May 6, 2016

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« Laissez-vous transporter par les textes d'autrefois. Chroniques, contes, vies de saints et d'empereurs, romans de chevalerie, pièces d'archives ou livres de cuisine. ils racontent des histoires amusantes, dramatiques, édifiantes ou simplement étonnantes à…
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