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

User Review  - Wayne - Goodreads

"Since Eve ate apples, Much depends on dinner." BYRON, "Don Juan" "WHEN I BEGAN THIS BOOK I MEANT IT TO BE AMUSING...OFTEN HOWEVER I WROTE IT IN OUTRAGE AND FEAR." This rather intriguing statement by ... Read full review

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User Review  - dark_phoenix54 - LibraryThing

When Visser wrote this book, it was one of the very first ‘food history’ books, spawning a new genre. It’s a very well researched book, and goes into great detail. Vissar’s format is to detail the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Blanca - Goodreads

If you are considering reading, The Omnivore's Dilemma, you need to read the precursor and less talked about contribution on same subject. Perhaps hers just wasn't as compelling? I look forward to figuring it out. Read full review

Much depends on dinner: the extraordinary history and mythology, allure and obsessions, perils and taboos, of an ordinary meal

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In this immensely learned and attractive book, Visser gives a chapter to each of the nine ingredients of a simple dinner: corn with salt and butter, chicken with rice, lettuce with olive oil and lemon ... Read full review


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