Nurture: Proceedings Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2003: St. Antony's College

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The 29 papers of the 2003 Symposium range over wide territory, from historical studies such - as baby-food in the Middle Ages and feeding the poor in the 19th century - to surveys of food in West Africa and the Philippines. Bringing us up to date are essays on the impact of fast food culture in America, and the counter-attack by the Slow Food movement. Fictional aspects of food are examined too, including literary picnics, fairy tales and meals in Utopia. The papers are edited by Richard Hosking. The papers ...

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Overview

The 29 papers of the 2003 Symposium range over wide territory, from historical studies such - as baby-food in the Middle Ages and feeding the poor in the 19th century - to surveys of food in West Africa and the Philippines. Bringing us up to date are essays on the impact of fast food culture in America, and the counter-attack by the Slow Food movement. Fictional aspects of food are examined too, including literary picnics, fairy tales and meals in Utopia. The papers are edited by Richard Hosking. The papers comprise the proceedings of the 21st Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery, the longest running food history conference in the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780953505722
  • Publisher: Footwork
  • Publication date: 12/31/2004
  • Pages: 319
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Baby-food in the Middle Ages 1
'Please, sir, I want some more' : feeding of children in workhouses in the 19[superscript th] century 12
Flavour is nurture - not nature 26
Piki, polenta, and pellagra : maize, nutrition and nurturing the natural 36
Slow schooling 51
Family meals, sharing and hierarchy in a West-African town 66
In sickness and in health 78
A nice cup of bovril in Utopia 84
Our first and sweetest nurture ...' : dreaming of food from ancient Greek comedies to Russian folktales 90
"Quit playing, you'll spoil your dinner!" : the impact of youth sports on childhood eating behaviors 98
Children's cookery books : nurturing adults' ideas about society 112
Slow food, slow school : nurture and education 124
Food guidance from my grandparents 129
Nurturing a holiday : Christmas foods in 18[superscript th] and 19[superscript th] century America 146
The flavour continuum 157
Picnics and fairy tales : or, let them eat cake : satisfy the psyche and starve the child 167
The business of food : preserving culinary traditions keeps the family fed in the Philippines 180
Mentoring : a model for the future nurturing of culinary talent 190
The earth's golden oil : the shelf-life of nurture : a vertical tasting of Manni extra virgin olive oil 2001 and 2002 204
Byron, bread and butter 211
What Ibn Jazla says you should eat 224
Images of infant nutrition : sightings of food in group & child portraits 228
My brother always made Blue Peter's potato curry : he still does : cooks, home-cooking and becoming a cook 241
Commercial nurturing : the culinary education of America's youth 253
Mumbling 260
Nuts for the children : the evidence of the Talmudic literature 264
But I saw it on TV!' - how do you get children to eat real food? 273
Count Rumford's soup 285
Feeding the artist 298
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