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Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature

Isaac Yue and Siufu Tang (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139972
eISBN:
9789888180967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139972.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The culture of food and drink occupies a central role in the development of Chinese civilization, and the language of gastronomy has been a vital theme in a range of literary productions. From ... More


Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA

Robert Ji-Song Ku

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839215
eISBN:
9780824869465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839215.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

California roll, Chinese take-out, American-made kimchi, dogmeat, monosodium glutamate, SPAM—all are examples of what this book calls “dubious” foods. Strongly associated with Asian and Asian ... More


Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food

Nicola Perullo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173483
eISBN:
9780231541428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173483.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Taste as Experience puts the pleasure of food at the center of human experience. It shows how the sense of taste informs our preferences for and relationship to nature, pushes us toward ethical ... More


Eating her words: The politics of commensality in Frances Burney’s fiction and letters

Sarah Moss

in Spilling the Beans: Eating, Cooking, Reading and Writing in British Women's Fiction, 1770-1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076510
eISBN:
9781781702710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076510.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter, which focuses on the politics of commensality that can be found in Frances Burney's letters and fiction, shows that commensality in Burney's fiction means the coming together around the ... More


From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Eamon Maher and Eugene O'Brien (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091674
eISBN:
9781781707197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book examines the phenomenon of the rise and fall of the Irish Celtic Tiger from a cultural perspective. It looks at Ireland's regression from prosperity to austerity in terms of a society as ... More


The Gastronomy of Hunger

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/9780231157339.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the role of hunger in food history, and how it has led to many revelations and innovations that are often overlooked by its chroniclers. Gastronomy is in itself a product of ... More


Pleasure and Health

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/9780231157339.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the evolving relationship between gastronomy and dietetics—or more specifically, pleasure and health—in food history. Before the science of nutrition was tempered by the ... More


Third Mode of Access: Indifference

Nicola Perullo

in Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173483
eISBN:
9780231541428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173483.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This section considers indifference to taste, eating based on nutritional and biological need, in the context of Perullo’s previous development of the aesthetics of taste.


Why Is Chinese Food So Popular?

Yong Chen

in Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168922
eISBN:
9780231538169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168922.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter considers various factors that account for the popularity of Chinese food in the United States. For the Chinese, their food prevailed in the United States because it was the best cuisine ... More


Coffee, Please, but No Bitters

Jan Groenewold and Eke Mariën

in The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153454
eISBN:
9780231526920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153454.003.0026
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses the solvent extraction technique along with other concepts and rules that may be relevant to molecular gastronomy. Solvent extraction is used as a means to separate specific ... More


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