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

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Penguin, 1989 - Agriculture - 351 pages
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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

A book of essays about our relationship to food, in Western culture. Visser was a classical scholar, and thus extrapolated ideas about common behaviours, and what things like the foods assembled for a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jada Roche - Goodreads

Dated, but fun. The ending was abrupt and didn't do anything to tie the book together. Interesting to read something that illustrates the coming mistrust (or rather, increasing mistrust) of the food industry. Read full review

Contents

What Shall We Have for Dinner?
11
Our Mother Our Life
22
The Edible Rock
56
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

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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