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Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table

Massimo Montanari


In this new history of food, the text traces the development of medieval tastes—both culinary and cultural—from raw materials to market and captures their reflections in today's food trends. Tying the ingredients of our diet evolution to the growth of human civilization, it immerses readers in the passionate debates and bold inventions that transformed food from a simple staple to a potent factor in health and a symbol of social and ideological standing. The book returns to the prestigious Salerno school of medicine, the “mother of all medical schools,” to plot the theory of food that took sha ... More

Keywords: medieval tastes, food trends, diet evolution, health, theory of food, cooking tools, dining implements, cooking with oil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167864
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167864.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Massimo Montanari, author