Food and Feasts in Ancient Greece

Food and Feasts in Ancient Greece

by Imogen Dawson
     
 

What kinds of food did different people eat in their everyday lives and on special occasions? See how and when meals were cooked and served. From the descriptions of the times and from evidence left behind, find out about the variety of foods that were produced, preserved, and prepared. Then you can try out some of the recipes for yourself for a meal or a feast. See more details below

Overview

What kinds of food did different people eat in their everyday lives and on special occasions? See how and when meals were cooked and served. From the descriptions of the times and from evidence left behind, find out about the variety of foods that were produced, preserved, and prepared. Then you can try out some of the recipes for yourself for a meal or a feast.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6In these appealing series entries, colorful photographs and a topic with universal appeal bring two ancient cultures to life. The books begin with an introduction to the people, followed by chapters on farming, fishing, food in towns and cities, food for travelers, and examples of meals and recipes. All information is placed in historical perspective with an emphasis on the role of religion. Different strata of society are examined, from the wealthiest Greek to the poorest Viking farmer. While food and feasts are the target subjects, an overall picture of each culture emerges. The writing is clear and lively; the full-color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions are well captioned. Students needing more general information on the Greeks should try Anne Pearson's Ancient Greece (Knopf, 1992), which uses strong visual images and numerous photos to depict their politics, games, dining, clothing, art, and science. John D. Clare's The Vikings (Harcourt, 1992) uses reenactment photographs to depict daily life and customs.Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780027263299
Publisher:
Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Series:
Food and Feasts Ser.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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