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Tasting French Terroir: The History of an Idea (California Studies in Food and Culture)

Parker, Thomas

Editore: University of California Press, 2015
ISBN 10: 0520277511 / ISBN 13: 9780520277519
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Titolo: Tasting French Terroir: The History of an ...

Casa editrice: University of California Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2015

Legatura: Soft cover

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Riassunto: This book explores the origins and significance of the French concept of terroir, demonstrating that the way the French eat their food and drink their wine today derives from a cultural mythology that evolved between the Renaissance and the Revolution. Through close readings and an examination of little-known texts from diverse disciplines, Thomas Parker traces terroir?s evolution, providing insight into how gastronomic mores were linked to aesthetics in language, gardens, and painting and how the French used the power of place to define the natural world, explain comportment, and frame France as a nation.

Dal risvolto interno: "With impressive erudition and an original marshaling of texts, Tasting French Terroir traces French national identity in the ever-intriguing, ever-evolving bond between cuisine and country."—Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, and author of Word of Mouth: What We Talk About When We Talk About Food

Tasting French Terrior makes an important contribution to myriad fields, including culinary history, French literature and philosophy, and political science. Demonstrating ingenuity with its sources and chronological scope, this book will be a wonderful resource for a wide range of scholars.?—Jennifer J. Davis, author of Defining Culinary Authority: The Transformation of Cooking in France, 1650–1830

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