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  • Much Depends on Dinner The Extraordinary History and Mythology Allure and Obsessions Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal
  • Margaret Visser
  • English
  • 17 January 2019
  • 9780802136510

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Read & Download Much Depends on Dinner The Extraordinary History and Mythology Allure and Obsessions Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal Much Depends on Dinner The Extraordinary History and Mythology Allure and Obsessions Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal Free read · 104 Margaret Visser Í 4 review Depends on dinner writer Margaret Visser looks to the most ordinary American dinner for her subject corn on the cob with butter and salt roast chicken with rice salad dressed in lemon juice and olive oil and ice cream submerging herself in the story behind each food In this indulgent and perceptive guide we hear the history of Co. Since Eve ate apples Much depends on dinner BYRON Don JuanWHEN I BEGAN THIS BOOKI MEANT IT TO BE AMUSINGOFTEN HOWEVER I WROTE IT IN OUTRAGE AND FEAR This rather intriguing statement by the author MARGARET VISSERoccurs in the Introduction where she gives us the details of a Four Course Meal comprising NINE foodstuffs each having a weird passionate often savage history of its own which will soon be discussed and dissectedThis anthropology of everyday life is definitely amusing and totally fascinating as Real Life always isBut Real Life also includes farm mechanization and the loss of human livelihoods the salting and pollution of desperately precious fertile areas of the earth cheap meats versus animal rights the dangers of genetic engineering food irradiation additives and pesticidesHence Margaret s OUTRAGE and FEAR Some years ago I read Margaret Visser s book of short essays The Way We AreThese were usually 4 5 pages in lengthhaving titles such as Chewing Gum Taking a Shower Crossword Puzzles Menus Umbrellas The Easter BunnyThey look at familiar customs objects and behaviour all VERY informative entertaining and interestingYou were actually seeing the familiar from a totally new perspectiveIt was on the strength of this book that I began and left unfinished due to work pressures Much Depends On Dinner which was eually if not MORE fascinatingeg That eating meals is fraught with potential dangerThat this comes as a surprise is due to the rituals we unconsciously observe and the table manners invented to prevent suabbles over food problems and food rights People ate with their own knives sharp pointed ones as no cutlery was supplied to guestsHence our rudeness about pointing with a knife or forkdangerous points These food suabbles could become violentand uarrels resulted in stabbings and deaths Laws forbidding weapons were passed and Knives with rounded ends were supplied to cut down on deaths at supper We have them still Now I could be getting this mixed up with her third book The Rituals of Dinner The Origins Evolution Eccentricities and Meaning of Table MannersmmmBUT that doesn t matter because that book was also unfinished and has to be reread and as far as I m concerned if YOU are reading this YOU SHOULD READ ALL OF THESE THREE BOOKS TOO JUMP ABOARD

Read & Download Much Depends on Dinner The Extraordinary History and Mythology Allure and Obsessions Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal

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

Read & Download Much Depends on Dinner The Extraordinary History and Mythology Allure and Obsessions Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal Much Depends on Dinner The Extraordinary History and Mythology Allure and Obsessions Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal Free read · 104 Margaret Visser Í 4 review Winning unanimous praise on its publication and now available in paperback from Grove Press Much Depends on Dinner is a delightful and intelligent history of the food we eat Presented as a meal each chapter represents a different course or garnish Borrowing from Byron's classic poem Don Juan for her title Since Eve ate apples much. Before it became fashionable to think about what s on your plate this author wrote a brilliant extensively researched book in a trope it s as unforgettable as your phone number Take the most simple meal you can imagine one composed of 9 ingredients like salt or butter that you never think about on their own and explain in depth each element Visser uses each ingredient to burrow into its importance to a dizzying number of cultures to construct a chapter length world with that ingredient at the epicenter and to undercover nerdily amazing factoids Two of every dozen factoids stick with the reader and this reader found that with so many facts and cultures it s tough to read than a page at a time without being overloaded Still when information comes as densely packed as the original slang for Westerners in Japan was butter stinkers 14 of Detroit sits on top of abandoned salt mines and the reason our parents threw rice at weddings it s worth reading even a page at a time

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Read & Download Much Depends on Dinner The Extraordinary History and Mythology Allure and Obsessions Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal Much Depends on Dinner The Extraordinary History and Mythology Allure and Obsessions Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal Free read · 104 Margaret Visser Í 4 review Rn Flakes why canned California olives are so unsatisfactory they're picked green chemically blackened then sterilized and the fact that in Africa citrus fruit is eaten rind and all For food lovers of all kinds this unexpectedly funny and serious book is a treasure of information shedding light on one of our most favorite pastimes. This is certainly a fascinating well researched book But it was difficult to get over the supremely unappetizing meal that it is based around Books about food are supposed to do than provide information they are meant to also indulge The meal was like the sad offerings of a cafeteria and in my imagination they took on that same pall and glaze that cafeteria food does Picture in one compartment of your scratched metal tray half of a corn cob the corn has been boiled too long and sticks in your teeth in another is the dry boneless chicken breast baked to the point of no return accompanied by some soggy white flavorless rice still in another is a few leaves of yello iceberg lettuce in a pool of lemon juice For dessert a little cup of ice cream sits sweating a layer of crystals coast the top while the melted and refrozen milk and sugar beneath it yield to no spoon Perhaps the cafeteria is still too fancy for this food maybe it belongs on a plane insteadThe perils and taboos of an ordinary meal indeed No mythology or allure here