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

Massimo Montanari


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 life's most fundamental pleasures. Focusing on the selection, preparation, and mythology of food, the book traverses such subjects as the status of the pantry over the centuries, the various strategies of cooking over time, the gastronomy of famine, the science of flavors, the changing characteristics of convivial rituals, the customs of the table, and the ever-evolving identity of food. It shows that ... More

Keywords: food culture, food lore, cooking methods, eating habits, food mythology, famine, flavors, convivial rituals, food customs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231157339
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231157339.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Massimo Montanari, author