RITUALS OF DINNER : The Origins Evolution Eccentricities and Meaning of Table Manners

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RITUALS OF DINNER : The Origins Evolution Eccentricities and Meaning of Table Manners

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ISBN: 9780241293645
Title: RITUALS OF DINNER : The Origins Evolution Eccentricities and Meaning of Table Manners
Author: VISSER MARGARET
Format: PAPER COVER
Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

The award-winning classic reissued for its 25th anniversary, with a new introduction by Bee Wilson.

This is the book on the way we eat.

Solidifying her standing as a preeminent observer and scholar of everyday life, Margaret Visser takes on the sweeping history of table manners, from the civilizations of ancient Greece and medieval Europe to the way that technology has altered, and continues to alter, our behaviour over dinner.

Visser writes of everything from cultural idiosyncrasies around preparation and consumption, to the surprising origins of tableware - forks took eight centuries to become common utensils, the plate began as a four-day-old slice of bread. Blending folklore, history, and humour, this is a feast of fact and observation on one of our most primal rituals: the meal.

Imprint: Penguin Books
RRP: $24.99

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Weight 330 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 mm

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