Around the Tuscan Table: Food, Family, and Gender in Twentieth Century Florence / Edition 1

Around the Tuscan Table: Food, Family, and Gender in Twentieth Century Florence / Edition 1

by Carole M. Counihan
ISBN-10:
0415946735
ISBN-13:
9780415946735
Pub. Date:
03/02/2004
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Around the Tuscan Table: Food, Family, and Gender in Twentieth Century Florence / Edition 1

In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed in Florence since the end of World War II to the present, giving us a portrait of the changing nature of modern life as exemplified through food and foodways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415946735
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/02/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 1,029,995
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsviii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsix
1Food as Voice in Twentieth-Century Florence1
2Florentine Cuisine and Culture17
3Historical Roots of Florentine Food, Family, and Gender35
4Florentine Diet and Culture57
5Food Production, Reproduction, and Gender79
6Balancing Gender Differences97
7Commensality, Family, and Community117
8Parents and Children: Feeding and Gender139
9Food and Gender: Toward the Future157
10Conclusion: Molto, Ma Buono?177
Appendices
Appendix ALife Synopses of Subjects in 1984193
Appendix BGlossary of Italian Terms197
Appendix CRecipe List: Recipes Collected from All Subjects205
Appendix DRecipes211
Notes223
Bibliography235
Index245

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