Around The Tuscan Table / Edition 1

Around The Tuscan Table / Edition 1

by Carole M. Counihan
     
 

In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed in Florence since the end of World War II to the present, giving us a portrait of the changing nature of modern

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In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed in Florence since the end of World War II to the present, giving us a portrait of the changing nature of modern life as exemplified through food and foodways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415946728
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/18/2004
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Carole M. Counihan is Professor of Anthropology and the Director of Women's Studies at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She is currently the editor of Food and Foodways. She has authored and co-edited several books on the anthropology of food, including: Food in the U.S.A., Food and Culture, and The Anthropology of Food and Body (all published by Routledge).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
1Food as Voice in Twentieth-Century Florence1
2Florentine Cuisine and Culture17
3Historical Roots of Florentine Food, Family, and Gender35
4Florentine Diet and Culture57
5Food Production, Reproduction, and Gender79
6Balancing Gender Differences97
7Commensality, Family, and Community117
8Parents and Children: Feeding and Gender139
9Food and Gender: Toward the Future157
10Conclusion: Molto, Ma Buono?177
App. ALife Synopses of Subjects in 1984193
App. BGlossary of Italian Terms197
App. CRecipe List: Recipes Collected from All Subjects205
App. D: Recipes211
Notes223
Bibliography235
Index245

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