Fast and Feast: Food in Medieval Society

Fast and Feast: Food in Medieval Society

by Bridget Ann Henisch
     
 

An engagingly written and fully illustrated book on medieval attitudes toward food, its preparation and presentation. Few readers with an interest in food will fail to find this book both informative and entertaining.

Since attitudes toward food were shaped by the religious and social ideas of the period, the medieval perspective is clearly developed for the

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An engagingly written and fully illustrated book on medieval attitudes toward food, its preparation and presentation. Few readers with an interest in food will fail to find this book both informative and entertaining.

Since attitudes toward food were shaped by the religious and social ideas of the period, the medieval perspective is clearly developed for the modern reader and, in turn, sheds light on the character of life in the Middle Ages. The subject is explored from the varied points of view of all concerned: host, guest, cook, and servant.

The author drew her material from many primary sources: devotional literature, sermons, courtesy books, recipe collections, household accounts, chronicles, and romances. Most of the documentary material comes from works written in England during the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries, but there is some reference to those of other periods and other countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271004242
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2014
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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