Dining on turtles: food feasts and drinking in history
When the gentlemen of the Royal Society in London sat down to their turtle dinner in 1793 they were participating in an historical event: an act simultaneously of fine dining and colonialism. Feasting and drinking, the communities in which they occurred, and larger themes of historical significance are explored here in case studies from the banquets in Ancient Rome through to dinners at the Olympic Games in twentieth-century Melbourne. These histories illuminate food and drink's value in offering new insights into the past.
13 pages matching Popular Culture in this book
Results 1-3 of 13
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Food and Feast as Propaganda in Late Renaissance Italy
Whisky Haggis and
9 other sections not shown
alcohol alehouses Amerindians associated banquet Barossa Valley behaviour boreal brawl Burns Supper cabaret cafes cane Cardine Catering celebrations cider civilised colonies community cookbooks Cookery Book cooking cosmopolitan Courseulles cuisine culinary Cypriot Cyprus diet dining rooms dinner dishes domestic drunkenness early modern eating economic emigrants England English European farming father feasts festivities food and drink food cultures food history France fur trade Games gendered Greek Greek Cypriot guests haggis historians honour hunting identity important Italian Journal labour landscape London male Maroochy River meal meat medieval Melbourne Melbourne's Melburnians memories migrants Mildura mill Nambour nineteenth century Olympic organised Oxford Paris pemmican political Popular Culture popular drinking Port Phillip produced Queensland recipes reform restaurants ritual Robert Burns role Roman scenes Scotland Scots Scottish six o'clock swill social society sugar suggested Sunshine Coast taste taverns Thomas Couture tion town tradition turtle Victorian village wine women