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- Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 34.99
Elegantly written by a distinguished culinary historian, Food Is Culture explores the innovative premise that everything having to do with food& mdash;its capture, cultivation, preparation, and consumption& mdash;represents a cultural act. Even the "choices" made by primitive hunters and gatherers were determined by a culture of economics (availability)... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 23.99
"Do not let the peasant know how good cheese is with pears" goes the extremely well known yet hard to decipher saying. Intrigued by this proverb, which has endured since the Middle Ages, Massimo Montanari launches an adventurous history of its origins and utility. Perusing archival cookbooks, agricultural and dietary treatises, literary works, and... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 21.99
Known for his idiosyncratic, entertaining investigations into culinary practice, Massimo Montanari turns his hungry eye to the phenomenon of food culture, food lore, cooking methods, and eating habits throughout history. An irresistible buffet of one hundred concise and engaging essays, this collection provides stimulating food for thought for those... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 29.99
Another entertaining and surprising food history by the scholar who has come to define the discipline, this volume draws readers into the far-flung story of how regional cuisine came to shape a collective Italian identity. From the Romans? encounters with barbarian tribes to the revival and reinvention of local Italian cooking in the twentieth century,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99
Taste as Experience puts the pleasure of food at the center of human experience. It shows how the sense of taste informs our preferences 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... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
In his new, must-read history of food, acclaimed historian Massimo Montanari traces the development of medieval tastesboth culinary and culturalfrom raw materials to market and their reflections in today?s food trends. He immerses readers in the passionate debates and bold inventions that transformed food from a simple staple to a potent factor in... more...
- Springer Milan 2011; US$ 26.77
Negli ultimi anni si è assistito a un crescente interesse per l?identificazione dei prodotti mediante radiofrequenza, sia nella produzione sia nella distribuzione. L?adozione della tecnologia RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) apporta infatti alle aziende indubbi vantaggi economici, e anche nel settore alimentare si stanno iniziando a comprendere... more...
- Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 39.99
This magnificent new book demonstrates the development of a distinctive, unified culinary tradition throughout the Italian peninsula. Thematically organized and beautifully illustrated, Italian Cuisine is a rich history of the ingredients, dishes, techniques, and social customs behind the Italian food we know and love today. more...