Exotic Brew: The Art of Living in the Age of Enlightenment

Exotic Brew: The Art of Living in the Age of Enlightenment

by Piero Camporesi
     
 
Exotic Brew is a concise and elegant account of the eating and drinking habits of the upper classes of the 18th Century, written by one of the foremost historians of food and social manners in Europe.

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Exotic Brew is a concise and elegant account of the eating and drinking habits of the upper classes of the 18th Century, written by one of the foremost historians of food and social manners in Europe.

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From the Publisher
"Vivid, energetic and mouth-watering ... a major contribution to the surge of interest in the history of food and the body." Roy Porter, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine

"This book is written in a light and entertaining manner appropriate to the spirit of the age it seeks to capture." Journal of the Historical Association

"Replete with quotations from the champions as well as the critics of the Enlightenment's new art of living, this book is written in a light and entertaining manner appropriate to the spirit of the age it seeks to capture." History

"In this intriguing and amusing book, Camporesi guides the reader through the dining rooms of the European elite, painting an intricate picture of the cuisine and 'savoire vivre' of the period. The strongest feature of this work is its wealth of curious details which grant insight into a vivacious and seemingly frivolous society, obsessed with its quest for the exotic and the unorthodox. This highly evocative book is most entertaining and vividly brings to life the distinctive and bizarre lifestyles which were born of Europe's intellectual awakening." Chartist

'Camporesi is ... a beautiful writer who imbues much of the elegance of the Enlightenment era in his composition.' Limina

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745608778
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/01/1994
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Piero Camporesi was formerly Professor of Italian Literature at University of Bologna, Italy.

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