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Culinary Configurations

in Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226243238
eISBN:
9780226243276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243276.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The material transformation of food into a culinary product can be compared to its intellectual mutation into the kind of culinary discourse known as cuisine. The practice of cooking supplies a basic ... More


Preservation and Renewal of Alimentary Identities

Massimo Montanari

in Italian Identity in the Kitchen, or Food and the Nation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160841
eISBN:
9780231535083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160841.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses the products that entered the Italian alimentary system in the modern era. The fifteenth century marked the introduction of rice into the agronomy and eating habits of the ... 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


The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

Kara Newman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156714
eISBN:
9780231527347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156714.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book takes a close look at agricultural commodities, from the iconic pork belly to the obscure peppercorn and nutmeg. The results of an investigation are recorded here and show how contracts ... More


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