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The Gastronomica Reader

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The Gastronomica Reader

Described in the 2008 Saveur 100 as "At the top of our bedside reading pile since its inception in 2001," the award-winning Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture is a quarterly feast of truly exceptional writing on food. Designed both to entertain and to provoke, The Gastronomica Reader now offers a sumptuous sampling from the journal's pages--including essays, poetry, interviews, memoirs, and an outstanding selection of the artwork that has made Gastronomica so distinctive. In words and images, it takes us around the globe, through time, and into a dazzling array of cultures, investigating topics from early hominid cooking to Third Reich caterers to the Shiite clergy under Ayatollah Khomeini who deemed Iranian caviar fit for consumption under Islamic law. Informed throughout by a keen sense of the pleasures of eating, tasting, and sharing food, The Gastronomica Reader will inspire readers to think seriously, widely, and deeply about what goes onto their plates.Gastronomica is a winner of the Utne Reader's Independent Press Award for Social/Cultural Coverage

Dewey Decimal Number641.013
LabelUniversity of California Press
List Price$39.95
ManufacturerUniversity of California Press
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages376
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2010-02-21
PublisherUniversity of California Press
StudioUniversity of California Press
TitleThe Gastronomica Reader
CreatorDarra Goldstein
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC