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Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food

Nicola Perullo


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 practices of consumption, and impresses upon us the importance of aesthetics. Eating is often dismissed as a necessary aspect of survival, and our personal enjoyment of food is considered a quirk. Nicola Perullo sees food as the only portion of the world we take in on a daily basis, constituting our first and most significant encounter with the earth. Perullo has long observed people’s food practices an ... More

Keywords: Taste, Aesthetics, Ecological, Experience, gastronomy

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231173483
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231173483.001.0001


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Nicola Perullo, author

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