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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  - Amy Sherman - Goodreads

This was a slow moving book, especially at first. The author states that she has centered the book around one simple meal, but in reality, she goes off on so many tangents that her own statement is ... 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  - 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  - 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

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Informative and interesting, but a bit dry and long-winded in writing style 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  - 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  - Goodreads

A teeny bit outdated, but a good place to start if you are interested in American food and culture. Very readable/non-academic. 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  - 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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