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Author Montanari, Massimo, 1949-

Title Food is culture [electronic resource] / Massimo Montanari ; translated from the Italian by Albert Sonnenfeld.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 149 pages).
Series Arts and traditions of the table
Arts and traditions of the table.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Creating one's own food -- Nature and culture -- Even nature is culture -- Playing with time (and climate) -- Playing with space -- Conflicts -- The invention of cuisine -- Fire> cooking> kitchen> cuisine> civilization -- Written cuisine and oral cooking -- Anticuisine -- Roasted and boiled -- Pleasure and health -- The pleasure and the duty of choice -- Taste is a cultural product -- Digression : playing at "historical cuisine" -- Taste is a product of society -- From the geography of taste to the taste of geography -- The paradox of globalization -- Food, language, identity -- Eating together -- The grammar of food -- Substitutions and annexations -- Tell me how much you eat and I'll tell you who you are -- The how, the why, and the wherewithal -- Food and the calendar : a lost dimension? -- Identity, exchange, traditions, and "origins" -- Roots : a metaphor to use all the way.
Language Translated from the Italian.
Summary Explores the premise that everything having to do with food - its capture, cultivation, preparation, and consumption - represents a cultural act. Provides insights into many patterns of culinary behavior and tradition.
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Subject Food -- History.
Food habits -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Cibo come cultura. English
Other Form: Print version: Montanari, Massimo, 1949- Cibo come cultura. English. Food is culture. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006 0231137907 9780231137904 (DLC) 2006022441 (OCoLC)70335145
ISBN 9780231510783 (electronic bk.)
0231510780 (electronic bk.)
9780231137904 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
0231137907 (hard cover ; alk. paper)