Art, Culture and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy

Art, Culture and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy

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By (author) Phyllis Pray Bober

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  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Format: Hardback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 244mm x 34mm | 1,060g
  • Publication date: 6 September 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0226062538
  • ISBN 13: 9780226062532

Product description

Examines cooking through the dual lens of archaeology and art history. This book shows that cuisine - the higher, skilled and creative manifestation of cooking - is an art that should be elevated to the level of those more generally termed "fine". Phyllis Pray Bober describes prehistoric eating in ancient Turkey; traditions of the great civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome; and rituals of the Middle Ages and the "Late Gothic International" period. To satisfy the adventurous reader, Bober has included old menus with contemporary adaptations.

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