The Resource Let the meatballs rest, and other stories about food and culture, (ebook)

Let the meatballs rest, and other stories about food and culture, (ebook)

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Let the meatballs rest, and other stories about food and culture
Title
Let the meatballs rest, and other stories about food and culture
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eng
Summary
Known for his entertaining investigations into culinary practice, Massimo Montanari turns his hungry eye to the phenomenon of food culture, food lore, cooking methods, and eating habits throughout history. An irresistible buffet of one hundred concise and engaging essays, this collection provides stimulating food for thought for those curious about one of life's most fundamental pleasures. Focusing on the selection, preparation, and mythology of food, Montanari traverses such subjects as the status of the pantry over the centuries, the various strategies of cooking over time, the gastronomy of famine, the science of flavors, the changing characteristics of convivial rituals, the customs of the table, and the ever-evolving identity of food. He shows that cooking not only is a decisive part of our cultural heritage but also communicates essential information about our material and intellectual well-being. From the invention of basic bread making to chocolate's reputation for decadence, Montanari positions food culture as a lens through which we can plot changes in historical values and social and economic trends. Even the biblical tale of Jacob buying Esau's birthright for a bowl of lentils is a text full of essential meaning, representing civilization's important shift from a hunting to an agrarian society. Readers of all backgrounds will enjoy these delectable insights and their easy consumption in one companionable volume
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Midwest
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1949-
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Montanari, Massimo
Dewey number
641.5
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Cooking
  • Cooking
  • Food habits
  • Food habits
Target audience
adult
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Let the meatballs rest, and other stories about food and culture, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231527880
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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MWT11861823
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remote
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11861823
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MWT11861823
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Let the meatballs rest, and other stories about food and culture, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231527880
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861823
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861823
System control number
MWT11861823
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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