Much Depends on Dinner

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Harper Collins, May 15, 2012 - Cooking - 352 pages
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Course by course, Margaret Visser examines an ordinary meal—corn, salt, butter, chicken, rice, lettuce, olive oil, lemon juice and ice cream—to show the unexpected history, mythology and taboos behind what we eat.

  

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

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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

Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
INTRODUCTIONWhat Shall We Have for Dinner?
Our Mother Our Life
The Edible Rock
CHAPTER THREEButterand Something Just as Good
From Jungle Fowl to Patties
The Tyrant with a Soul
The Vicissitudes of Salad
A Tree and its Fruits
A Sour Note
Cold Comfort
Index
References
Copyright
About the Publisher
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

MARGARET VISSER is an award-winning author and essayist. Her previous five books, all bestsellers, have met with international acclaim. Much Depends on Dinner won the Glenfiddich Prize for Food Book of the Year and was named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and The New York Times. The Rituals of Dinner won the IACP Literary Food Writing Award and the Jane Grigson Award, and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her most recent book, The Geometry of Love, also the subject of a prize-winning documentary film, was a finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize. A professor of classics at York University for 18 years, she now devotes her time to research and writing. Visser lives in Toronto, Paris and the south of France.

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