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All Manners of Food Eating and Taste in England and France from the Middle Ages to the Present

by Stephen Mennell

All Manners of Food Eating and Taste in England and France from the Middle Ages to the Present Synopsis

So close geographically, how could France and England be so enormously far apart gastronomically? Not just in different recipes and ways of cooking, but in their underlying attitudes toward the enjoyment of eating and its place in social life. In a new afterword that draws the United States and other European countries into the food fight, Stephen Mennell also addresses the rise of Asian influence and multicultural cuisine. Debunking myths along the way, All Manners of Food is a sweeping look at how social and political development has helped to shape different culinary cultures. Food and almost everything to do with food, fasting and gluttony, cookbooks, women's magazines, chefs and cooks, types of foods, the influential difference between court and country food are comprehensively explored and tastefully presented in a dish that will linger in the memory long after the plates have been cleared.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780252064906
Publication date: 1st December 1995
Author: Stephen Mennell
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 408 pages
Categories: Cookery / food & drink etc, Social & cultural history,

About Stephen Mennell

Stephen Mennell, professor of sociology at University College Dublin, Ireland, is the author of Norbert Elias: Civilisation and the Human Self-Image and The Sociology of Food and Eating.

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