The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners

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HarperPerennial Canada, Aug 30, 2008 - Cooking - 466 pages
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WITH A NEW AFTERWORD

Winner of the IACP Literary Food Writing Award and the Jane Grigson Award

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Going beyond what we eat to consider how we eat it, Visser examines the origins, evolution and eccentricities of

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Review: The Rituals of Dinner

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

It was really slow moving, it jumped around and didn't have a plot line, and I couldn't get in to it. I got to page 200, so I did give it a try. Maybe I'm missing something, but it just wasn't that great. Read full review

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User Review  - Kapara - Goodreads

Visser is a brilliant and thoughtful author, and I loved "much depends on dinner", but this book is far too scholarly for me. It reads like a textbook. Read full review

Contents

BEHAVING
6
LEARNING TO BEHAVE
47
THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY
91
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Margaret Visser is the author of three previous books: "Much Depends on Dinner", "Rituals of Dinner", & "The Way We Are". She lives in Barcelona.

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