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Much Depends on Dinner
The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos, of an Ordinary Meal.

Visser, Margaret
Publisher:  McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1986  
Pages:  424pp   ISBN:  0-7710-8746-2
Library of Congress Number:  GT2855.V58 1989   Dewey:  641
Resource Type:  Book

An excursion through the history and mythology of an ordinary meal.


Table of Contents

What Shall We Have for Dinner?
Corn: Our Mother, Our Life
Salt: The Edible Rock
Butter- and Something "Just as Good"
Chicken: From Jungle Fowl to Patties
Rice: The Tyrant with a Soul
Lettuce: The Vicissitudes of Salad
Olive Oil: A Tree and Its Fruits
Lemon Juice: A Sour Note
Ice Cream: Cold Comfort

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