Looking for Flavour

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Wakefield Press, 1996 - Cooking - 249 pages
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Barbara Santich is one of the few writers able to approach the subjects of food and gastronomy with both scholarship and style. In this volume, she teases out intriguing issues, including regionalism and food culture, the mystique of markets, banquets ancient and modern, the "language" of food, the debates over vegatarianism, and the fascination of the Mediterrnean.
 

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Fascinating study of the many aspects of food, the study of gastronomy over the years, our relationship with food and the significance of the "Australian national dish" debate. A thoroughly researched ... Read full review

Contents

LOOKING FOR FLAVOUR
1
TASTE AND CULTURE
11
TASTES OF AUSTRALIA PAST
19
THE FASCINATION OF MARKETS
30
A MEDIEVAL PRESENCE
44
MEDITERRANEAN INSPIRATION
50
THE ART OF CUISINE
60
RECIPES AND RIGHTS
67
M125
125
AN AUSTRALIAN BANQUET 1984
135
METAMORPHOSES OF THE BANQUET
144
BASTILLE DAY AT CLARET AND ITS REPAS COMMUNAL
152
FOOD AND PERFORMANCE FOOD IN PERFORMANCE
163
WRITING ABOUT FOOD
182
THE MEANING OF FOOD
191
FLAVOUR FIRST
200

PUTTING CUISINE INTO CULTURE
83
TOWARDS AN AUSTRALIAN CUISINE
91
OPPORTUNITY LosT
99
SCoNES SPONGES ANZACS AND LAMINGTONS
107
THE RISE AND DEMISE OF THE KANGAROO STEAMER
115
VEGS AND MBAT
208
PROFESSOR LUCULLUS IN THE TWENTYSECOND
220
SIN AND WELLCONSIDERED INDULGENCE
230
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