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Garlic and oil : politics and food in Italy

Author: Carol Helstosky
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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Pasta, cappuccino, olive oil--Italian food is a favorite in our cafes, restaurants and homes. But what is the history of Italian cuisine? And where do we get our notions about Italian food? Contrary to popular belief, the Italian diet was inadequate and unchanging for many decades. Successive political regimes--liberal, fascist, democratic--struggled to improve eating habits, shaping not only Italian cuisine but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Helstosky, Carol.
Garlic and oil.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2004
(OCoLC)607311188
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Helstosky
ISBN: 1859738907 9781859738900 1859738958 9781859738955
OCLC Number: 54822795
Description: 248 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Unification through monotony, Italy 1861-1914 --
The Great War and the Rise of State Intervention, Italy 1914-1922 --
The Cooking of Consent, Italy 1922-1935 --
Austerity and Decline, Italy 1935-1945 --
The Challenge of Abundance, Italy 1945-1960 --
Conclusion: A Cuisine of Scarcity --
Epilogue: Food in Italy Today.
Responsibility: Carol Helstosky.
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"Oneof the finest cultural histories of recent times. Helstosky shows there is much we can learn about the history of a society from its culinary culture. Marvellous." --Paul Lay, BBC History"Packed Read more...

 
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