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Exotic brew : the art of living in the age of enlightenment

Author: Piero Camporesi; Christopher Woodall
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exotic Brew is a concise and elegant account of the eating and drinking habits of the upper classes in the 18th Century, written by one of the foremost historians of food and social manners in Europe. Camporesi examines the shift from a rich, heavy diet to a much lighter one which emphasized 'exotic' foods like tea, coffee and chocolate. This shift was, he argues, a sign of the profound transformations in fashion,
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piero Camporesi; Christopher Woodall
ISBN: 9780745608778 0745608779
OCLC Number: 30895012
Language Note: Translation from the Italian.
Description: 193 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Science of Savoir Vivre. 2. The Revenge of the Night. 3. Good Cooks and Skilful Hairdressers. 4. The Purged Century. 5. Heavy and Viscous Meats. 6. The Strange New Adoptions of Listless Gluttony. 7. Ephemeral Decor. 8. A Blissful and Drinkable Eternity. 9. The Botany of the Palate. 10. Perfidious Art. 11. Indian Broth. 12. Mad and Startling Names. 13. Quintessences of Juices. 14. The Lavish Table. Notes. Index.
Other Titles: Brodo indiano.
Responsibility: Piero Camporesi ; translated by Christopher Woodall.

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