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Siren feasts : a history of food and gastronomy in Greece

Author: Andrew Dalby
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cheese, wine, honey and olive oil--four of Greece's best known contributions to culinary culture- -were already well known four thousand years ago. Remains of honeycombs and of cheeses have been found under the volcanic ash of the Santorini eruption of 1627 BC. Over the millennia, Greek food diversified and absorbed neighboring traditions, yet retained its own distinctive character. In Siren Feasts, Andrew Dalby  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dalby, Andrew, 1947-
Siren feasts.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
(OCoLC)603990011
Online version:
Dalby, Andrew, 1947-
Siren feasts.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
(OCoLC)631279289
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Dalby
ISBN: 0415116201 9780415116206
OCLC Number: 36122782
Description: xv, 320 pages : illustrations, 1 portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Way These People Sacrifice --
2. The Gardens of Alcinous --
3. Divine Inventions --
4. In the Feasts of the Lydians --
5. Sicilian Tables --
6. Lemons of the Hesperides --
7. Strymonian Eels --
8. The Imperial Synthesis --
9. Biscuits from Byzantium.
Responsibility: Andrew Dalby.

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This is a social history of Greek food from the neolithic age, through classical Greece and Byzantine cuisine, to the development of the modern Greek menu. It seeks to demonstrate the social  Read more...

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