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Title:
The magic harvest : food, folklore, and society
Author:
Camporesi, Piero.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Terra e la luna. English
Publication Information:
Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 1998.

©1993
Physical Description:
vii, 253 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Translation of: La terra e la luna.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780745621968
Format :
Book

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Material Type
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Status
Central Library GT2853.I8 C3613 1993 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

The Magic Harvest is a rich and wide-ranging account of the history of popular beliefs about food, written by one of Europe′s most important and original historians of food and culture.


Author Notes

Piero Camporesi is Professor of Italien Literature at the University of Bologna.


Table of Contents

Part I
1 Bread and Death: Food and Peasant Rituals in Italy
2 The Two Faces of Time: The City Calendar and the Country Calendar
3 The Setting of the Moon: Wine, the Vine and the New Science
4 Food and Popular Culture
5 Dietary Geography and Social History
6 City Cooking and Country Cooking
Part II
7 Bourgeois Cooking in the 19th Century: Between Tradition and Renewal
8 Concentrated Broth
9 The Demon of the Hearth
10 Shopping for Food
11 The Age of the Soya Bean
12 The Great Transformation
13 Born Under Libra
Appendices
1 Diet and Literature
2 List of Authors
Notes and References
Glossary
Index

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