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Siren feasts : a history of food and gastronomy in Greece

Author: Andrew Dalby
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
History
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Dalby, Andrew, 1947-
Siren feasts.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
(DLC) 95010185
(OCoLC)32166863
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Dalby
ISBN: 9781134969852 1134969856 9780203754443 0203754441
OCLC Number: 603990011
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 320 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. 1. The prehistoric Aegean --
pt. 2. Food and gastronomy of the classical Aegean --
pt. 3. Food and gastronomy of the post-classical Aegean --
pt. 4. The Byzantine and later Aegean.
Responsibility: Andrew Dalby.

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Scholarly yet immensely readable, and with comprehensive illustration, Siren Feasts is the first serious social history of Greek food.  Read more...

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"In this comprehensive survey of Greek gastronomic culture, Dalby offers us a vivid, nicely illustrated, informative history of the culinary tradition."-"Journal of Indo-European Studies, Read more...

 
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