French Food

Author: Lawrence R. Schehr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135347115
Format: PDF
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More than a book about food alone, French Food uses diet as a window into issues of nationality, literature, and culture in France and abroad. Outstanding contributors from cultural studies, literary criticism, performance studies, and the emerging field of food studies explore a wide range of food matters.

World Food An Encyclopedia of History Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317451600
Format: PDF
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This multicultural and interdisciplinary reference brings a fresh social and cultural perspective to the global history of food, foodstuffs, and cultural exchange from the age of discovery to contemporary times. Comprehensive in scope, this two-volume encyclopedia covers agriculture and industry, food preparation and regional cuisines, science and technology, nutrition and health, and trade and commerce, as well as key contemporary issues such as famine relief, farm subsidies, food safety, and the organic movement. Articles also include specific foodstuffs such as chocolate, potatoes, and tomatoes; topics such as Mediterranean diet and the Spice Route; and pivotal figures such as Marco Polo, Columbus, and Catherine de' Medici. Special features include: dozens of recipes representing different historic periods and cuisines of the world; listing of herbal foods and uses; and a chronology of key events/people in food history.

Specialist Journalism

Author: Barry Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136509003
Format: PDF, Docs
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Combining practical 'how to' skills with reflection on the place of each specialism in the industry, this guide features the skills needed to cover specialist areas, including writing match reports for sport, reviewing the arts, and dealing with complex information for science. The book will also discuss how specialist journalists have contributed to the mainstream news agenda, as well as analysing how different issues have been covered in each specialism, such as the credit crunch, global warming, national crime statistics and the celebrity culture in sport. Areas covered include: Sport Business Politics Crime Environment Fashion Food Music Media Science Health Law Travel War Wine

Arranging the Meal

Author: Jean-Louis Flandrin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520238850
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The sequence in which food has been served at meals has changed greatly over the centuries and has also varied from one country to another, a fact noted in virtually every culinary history. Most food writers have treated the more significant alterations as stand-alone events. The most famous example of such a change occurred in the nineteenth century, when service à la française—in which the stunning presentation made a great show but diners had to wait to be served—gave way to service à la russe, in which platters were passed among diners who served themselves. But in Arranging the Meal, the late culinary historian Jean-Louis Flandrin argues that such a change in the order of food service is far from a distinct event. Instead he regards it as a historical phenomenon, one that happened in response to socioeconomic and cultural factors—another mutation in an ever-changing sequence of customs. As France's most illustrious culinary historian, Flandrin has become a cult figure in France, and this posthumous book is not only his final word but also a significant contribution to culinary scholarship. A foreword by Beatrice Fink places Flandrin's work in context and offers a personal remembrance of this French culinary hero.

Feast and Folly

Author: Allen S. Weiss
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791487881
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Treats French cuisine as a "fine art," offering both historical background as well as a deep analysis of the social, political, and aesthetic aspects of cuisine and taste.

Savoring the Past

Author: Barbara Ketcham Wheaton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439143730
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Wheaton effortlessly brings to life the history of the French kitchen and table. In this masterful and charming book, food historian Barbara Ketcham Wheaton takes the reader on a cultural and gastronomical tour of France, from its medieval age to the pre-Revolutionary era using a delightful combination of personal correspondence, historical anecdotes, and journal entries.

The Dreyfus Affair and the Crisis of French Manhood

Author: Christopher E. Forth
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN:
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Historian Christopher E. Forth shows how the rhetoric and images used during the Dreyfus Affair reflected French anxieties about masculinity and modernity, and also facilitated ongoing debates about the state of French manhood through the First World War.

Gastronomie

Author: Tom Hughes
Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781593730291
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written by the founders of The Food Museum in Albuquerque, NM, this book explores the fascinating regional ingredients that make up the heritage of French food.

French Crossword Puzzles for Practice and Fun

Author: Heather McCoy
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486485854
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Seventy-two amusing and challenging puzzles offer an entertaining and effective way for French-language students at all levels to sharpen their vocabulary and spelling skills. The book contains three different types of crossword puzzles: English clues with French answers, French clues with English answers, and French clues with French answers.