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The picnic : a history

Author: Walter Levy
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : AltaMira Press, a division of Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
Series: Studies in food and gastronomy.; Meals series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This first culinary history of picnics reveals rustic outdoor dining in its more familiar and unusual forms, the history of the word itself, the cultural context of picnics and who arranged them, and, most important, the gastronomic appeal. Drawing on various media and literature, painting, music, and even sculpture, Walter Levy provides an engaging and enlightening history of the picnic.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Levy, Walter.
Picnic
(DLC) 2013027411
(OCoLC)845515926
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Levy
ISBN: 9780759121829 0759121826 1306170982 9781306170987
OCLC Number: 867630996
Description: 1 online resource (x, 197 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The history of picnics --
Classic picnic fare in the United States and abroad --
Picnics indoors --
Picnics outdoors --
Picnics in the arts and popular media.
Series Title: Studies in food and gastronomy.; Meals series.
Responsibility: Walter Levy.

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This enjoyable, amusing work explores the evolution of the picnic and its role in popular culture. Levy begins with the interesting history and etymology of the word 'picnic.' For example, in Read more...

 
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