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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  - Jenna Smith - 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 ... 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  - Celia Montgomery - Goodreads

The history of what we ate! This is a fascinating, carefully structured history of food. Visser brilliantly divides her chapters into the elements of a meal. We learn about how people discovered ... 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  - Shannon - Goodreads

Fascinating, even though I don't like the framework of the book: tracing the history of each component of each course of a multi-course meal. Still, each chapter stands on its own--some five-star ... 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  - Lynn - Goodreads

It's hard to imagine now how revolutionary books like this were back when Much Depends on Dinner was published in 1986. It was barely conceivable then that someone would write a book, an actual book ... 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  - Erika Abbas Hanna - Goodreads

I really liked the structure of this book--choosing one "prototypical" meal and then giving the historical perspectives on each of the ingredients. Other authors have since expanded on these themes ... Read full review


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