The Magic Harvest: Food, Folkore and Society / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $13.76
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 52%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $13.76   
  • New (7) from $17.99   
  • Used (6) from $13.76   

Overview


The Magic Harvest is a rich and wide-ranging account of the history of popular beliefs about food, written by one of Europe's most important and original historians of food and culture.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Magic Harvest is a concentrated broth of pieces every bit as rich as the cuisine that forms the focus of [Camporesi's] study. There is a convincing unity in these essays. Together, they offer a scholarly history of the slow shifts in the dietary geography and regimes of Italy to the present, a masterly display of the interdisciplinary skills food history demands and of the exciting range of questions it poses, and, not least, a provocative argument about the reasons for, and costs of, the comparatively recent 'invention' of a national 'Italian' cuisine. Coming after Bread of Dreams, this book confirms Piero Camporesi's importance in the evolving field of the history of food." John Walter, University of Essex

"A collection of fascinating scholarly essays ... excellent insight into a culture which most people may only rather simplistically associate with a relatively scant diet of pasta, pizza, tripe and escalopes of veal." The Good Book Guide

"Piero Camporesi is one of the most stimulating and path-breaking historians." Roy Porter

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745621968
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/10/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Piero Camporesi is Professor of Italien Literature at the University of Bologna.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Part I:.

1. Bread and Death: Food and Peasant Rituals in Italy.

2. The Two Faces of Time: The City Calendar and the Country Calendar.

3. The Setting of the Moon: Wine, the Vine and the New Science.

4. Food and Popular Culture.

5. Dietary Geography and Social History.

6. City Cooking and Country Cooking.

Part II:.

7. Bourgeois Cooking in the 19th Century: Between Tradition and Renewal.

8. Concentrated Broth.

9. The Demon of the Hearth.

10. Shopping for Food.

11. The Age of the Soya Bean.

12. The Great Transformation.

13. Born Under Libra.

Appendices.

1. Diet and Literature.

2. List of Authors.

Notes and References.

Glossary.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)