Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal

Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal

by Margaret Visser
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Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal by Margaret Visser

'Since Eve ate apples, ' wrote Byron, 'much depends on dinner, ' and in this delightful and intelligent book, Margaret Visser proves how right he was. Built around the menu of a simple meal--corn on the cob with salt and butter, roast chicken with rice, salad dressed in lemon juice and olive oil, and ice cream--Much Depends on Dinner corrects our lack of knowledge of these most ubiquitous of foods and lays before us a captivating register of facts, myths, fetishes, and rituals that stretches back into our early history.

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ISBN-13: 9780802136510
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/1999
Pages: 351
Product dimensions: 6.09(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.90(d)

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Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicely done.
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