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

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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

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

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

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

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

This is one of those books that's maybe not written as well as it could be (okay, it's duller than dirt in many parts), but the subject matter is so darn interesting and well-researched that all is forgiven. Read full review


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