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Culture of Food in England 1200-1500 (Hardcover) (C. M. Woolgar)

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In this revelatory work of social history, C. M. Woolgar shows that food in late-medieval England was far more complex, varied, and more culturally significant than we imagine today. Drawing on a vast range of sources, he charts how emerging technologies as well as an influx of new flavors and trends from abroad had an impact on eating habits across the social spectrum. From the pauper’s bowl to elite tables, from early fad diets to the perceived moral superiority of certain foods, and from regional folk remedies to luxuries such as lampreys, Woolgar illuminates desire, necessity, daily rituals, and pleasure across four centuries.
In this revelatory work of social history, C. M. Woolgar shows that food in late-medieval England was far more complex, varied, and more culturally significant than we imagine today. Drawing on a vast range of sources, he charts how emerging technologies as well as an influx of new flavors and trends from abroad had an impact on eating habits across the social spectrum. From the pauper?s bowl to elite tables, from early fad-diets to the perceived moral superiority of certain foods, and from regional folk remedies to luxuries such as lampreys, Woolgar illuminates desire, necessity, daily rituals, and pleasure across four centuries.
Number of Pages: 341
Genre: History, Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: C. M. Woolgar
Language: English
Street Date: April 26, 2016
TCIN: 26395697
UPC: 9780300181913
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0231
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