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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
A book of essays about our relationship to food, in Western culture. Visser was a classical scholar, and thus extrapolated ideas about common behaviours, and what things like the foods assembled for a single meal could tell people about their relationship to the planet and to other people. It is a contact with a very civilized mind, and a marvelous discussion!
Review: Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary MealUser Review - Goodreads
So, Margaret Visser is like, "Every morning, (Italian immigrant workers) cranked and froze the ice cream mix they had made the previous night, and went their rounds in London, Glasgow, Manchester and ...
Corn Our Mother Our Life
Salt The Edible Rock
Butter and Something Just as Good
Chicken From Jungle Fowl to Patties
Rice The Tyrant with a Soul
Lettuce The Vicissitudes of Salad