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The magic harvest : food, folklore, and society

Author: Piero Camporesi
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of the history of popular beliefs about food in Europe. Focusing on Italy, the author examines the social symbolism of food, and its associated rituals. He shows how the act of eating at  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piero Camporesi
ISBN: 0745608353 9780745608358
OCLC Number: 29646413
Language Note: Translated from Italian.
Notes: Translation of: La terra e la luna.
Description: vii, 253 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Bread and Death: Food and Peasant Rituals in Italy --
2. The Two Faces of Time: The City Calendar and the Country Calendar --
3. The Setting of the Moon: Wine, the Vine and the New Science --
4. Food and Popular Culture --
5. Dietary Geography and Social History --
6. City Cooking and Country Cooking --
7. Bourgeois Cooking in the Nineteenth Century: Between Tradition and Renewal --
8. Concentrated Broth --
9. The Demon of the Hearth --
10. Shopping for Food --
11. The Age of the Soya Bean --
12. The Great Transformation --
13. Born under Libra --
App. 1: Diet and Literature --
App. 2: List of Authors.
Other Titles: Terra e la luna.
Responsibility: Piero Camporesi ; translated by Joan Krakover Hall.

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""The Magic Harvest" is a concentrated broth of pieces every bit as rich as the cuisine that forms the focus of [Camporesi's] study. There is a convincing unity in these essays. Together, they offer Read more...

 
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