French Food: On the Table, On the Page, and in French Culture

French Food: On the Table, On the Page, and in French Culture

by Lawrence R. Schehr, Allen S. Weiss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415936284

ISBN-13: 9780415936286

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

More than a book about food alone, French Food uses diet as a window into issues of nationality, literature, and culture in France and abroad. Outstanding contributors from cultural studies, literary criticism, performance studies, and the emerging field of food studies explore a wide range of food matters.  See more details below

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More than a book about food alone, French Food uses diet as a window into issues of nationality, literature, and culture in France and abroad. Outstanding contributors from cultural studies, literary criticism, performance studies, and the emerging field of food studies explore a wide range of food matters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415936286
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Hors d'Oeuvres1
1A Cultural Field in the Making: Gastronomy in Nineteenth-Century France5
2Grimod de la Reyniere's Almanach des gourmands: Exploring the Gastronomic New World of Postrevolutionary France51
3Culina Mutata: Careme and l'ancienne cuisine71
4Tastes of the Host83
5Agape and Anorexia: Decadent Fast and Democratic Feast90
6Colette's "Ecriture gourmande"99
7Monsieur Marcel's Gay Oysters114
8Savory Writing: Marcel Rouff's Vie et Passion de Dodin-Bouffant124
9Diet and Ideology in Corps et ames140
10Existential Cocktails147
11The Betrayal of Moules-frites: This is (Not) Belgium157
12Eating Your Way Out: The Culinary as Resistance in Ferdinand Oyano's Le Vieux Negre et la medaille170
13The Politics of Food in Post-WWII French Detective Fiction184
14Film, Food and "La Francite": From le pain quotidien to McDo203
15Screening Food: French Cuisine and the Television Palate221
16Tractatus Logico-Gastronomicus229
Bibliography243
Contributors257
Index of Names259
Index of Cuisine261

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