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Review: Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary MealUser Review - Lisagray - Goodreads
Loved this book and the fascinating details and history of our food. Read full review
Review: Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary MealUser Review - Goodreads
Beautifully written book I've been meaning to read since it came out decades ago. While I'm sure some of the information is now dated, reading it at this stage makes me realize how incredibly influential Visser's ideas and insights have been and continue to be. Still a wonderful read.
Review: Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary MealUser Review - Craig - Goodreads
Before it became fashionable to think about what's on your plate, this author wrote a brilliant, extensively researched book in a trope it's as unforgettable as your phone number. Take the most simple ... Read full review
Insightful, funny, and most of all a romp through a dinner that explains so much about who we are through what we eat. I love Visser's way of thinking, seeing and explaining.
Some people have sometimes said I think about things too much... Analyze them too much, over-think them, look for so much deeper layers and meanings and cause and effect than there need be in any ...
If Julia Child had had a British accent, she would have sounded exactly like Margaret Visser. Like Child, Visser has a formidable intellect and an insatiable curiosity about all things epicurean. In ...
Unusual approach to food. Writer takes the ingredients in an ordinary dinner (chicken, corn, ice cream, etc.) and informs you of the history and evolution of the food. Very nicely written
this isnt a natural history of the senses, TIME, LIFE, suzie homemaker celebration of culinary craftiness. THIS IS SERIOUS SHIT. this lady is dropping some serious science and history. like laying in ...
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
A brilliant, unusual look at where food REALLY comes from, why we eat what we eat and what we think about it.