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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

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  - Rhea Tregebov - 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. 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  - Karl - Goodreads

Michael Pollan (who lives down the street in Berkeley) owes a great deal to Ms. Visser's academic approach. After reading Omnivore's Dilemma and this book, I can appreciate the difference in their ... 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  - Chris Bauer - Goodreads

Insightful, entertaining and (believe it or not) thought-provoking historical perspective of common food items. Covers the whole table from salt to lettuce to chicken to corn. I found the author going ... 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  - Anne - Goodreads

Visser's unusual approach to delving into the history of common foods left me far more informed at the end but also exhausted. She makes up for a lack of grace in writing by stringing together ... 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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