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Let the Meatballs Rest: And Other Stories About Food and Culture

Massimo Montanari

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157339
eISBN:
9780231527880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157339.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book looks at the phenomenon of food culture, food lore, cooking methods, and eating habits throughout history. The book provides stimulating food for thought for those curious about one of ... More


Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

Hervé This

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164863
eISBN:
9780231538237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164863.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book liberates cooks from the constraints of traditional ingredients and methods through the use of pure molecular compounds. 1-Octen-3-ol, which has a scent of wild mushrooms; limonene, a ... More


Consistency

Hervé This

in Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164863
eISBN:
9780231538237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164863.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses the relationship of taste, temperature, texture, odor, and color of food to its flavor. Various sensations enable a person who is eating to determine the characteristics of a ... More


Color

Hervé This

in Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164863
eISBN:
9780231538237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164863.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses the relationship between food color and food flavor. The history of cooking shows that coloring agents have been popular since the earliest times. In the Middle Ages, cooks ... More


Flavors

Massimo Montanari

in Let the Meatballs Rest: And Other Stories About Food and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157339
eISBN:
9780231527880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157339.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the human sense of taste and how the ability to distinguish flavors has, since ancient times, been heavily associated with the experience of knowledge, perfection, and critical ... More


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