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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  - Patrick - Goodreads

Interesting, but mostly for being dated. The section on corn was probably progressive 30 years ago, but seems almost quaint now as we deal with GM industrial production. A few sections had some novel historical notes, but a lot of this is (at least now) much more widely discussed. Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - 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 ... 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  - 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  - julie - Goodreads

i found this book very thought-provoking, especially the introduction and i even blogged about it here: http://www.julochka.com/2013/11/whats... it strikes me as interesting to think of food as an ... 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  - 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

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

User Review  - Jada Roche - Goodreads

Dated, but fun. The ending was abrupt and didn't do anything to tie the book together. Interesting to read something that illustrates the coming mistrust (or rather, increasing mistrust) of the food industry. 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

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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  - Pancha - Goodreads

I was already familiar with a lot of the information, especially in the corn, salt, and chicken chapters. But the author included many interesting anecdotes and word origins, so I didn't mind. The butter chapter was my favorite. 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  - Sskous - Goodreads

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. Read full review


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