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Introduction: Food as Chimera – Strangeness and the Everyday

Nicola Humble

Nicola Humble is Professor of English at the University of Roehampton, UK. She is the author of award winning title Culinary Pleasures and Cake: A Global History, and also edited a widely cited edition of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Literature of Food : An Introduction from 1830 to Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...One of my early reading memories is of a seemingly innocuous passage in Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons (1930) where Susan, the boring domestic sister, discusses methods of cooking eggs with one of those handy farmer’s wives who pop...

Conclusion: Go to Work on an Egg

Nicola Humble

Nicola Humble is Professor of English at the University of Roehampton, UK. She is the author of award winning title Culinary Pleasures and Cake: A Global History, and also edited a widely cited edition of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Literature of Food : An Introduction from 1830 to Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...What is true of disgust is also true of literary food in general: it very often has an agenda, but its agendas are not always the same. Food, as I said at the outset, is a thing of power within many texts: power to emblematize and power...
...Introduction The psychology of food and culture is remarkably complex and is explored in this course through an interdisciplinary approach. As everything psychological is simultaneously biological, the role of evolutionary pressures...

Introduction: Invitation to the Feast

Kaori O’Connor

Kaori O’Connor is an anthropologist at University College London (UCL), UK. Holding degrees in anthropology from Reed College, Oxford University and UCL, she has written widely on the anthropology of food, won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for Food History in 2009 and is a frequent media commentator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Never-Ending Feast : The Anthropology and Archaeology of Feasting

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...How is it that there is no wreath before the doors, no savour of cooking strikes the tip end of the projecting nose, though the feast of the Amphidromia is on? For then it is the custom to toast slices of cheese from the Chersonese, to boil...

Frankenstein’s Vegetarian Monster

Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams is an activist and author of The Pornography of Meat, Living Among Meat Eaters, and many other books challenging a sexist, meat-eating world. She is a sought-after speaker throughout North America and Europe, and has been invited to more than 100 campuses to show "The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show," which is always being updated to include contemporary cultural representations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sexual Politics of Meat : A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Is it so heinous an offence against society, to respect in other animals that principal of life which they have received, no less than man himself, at the hand of Nature? O, mother of every living thing! O, thou eternal fountain...

Clara Sereni’s Casalinghitudine: Recipes for political history

Representing Italy Through Food

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Casalinghitudine is Clara Serini’s second novel, which she wrote thirteen years after writing Sigma Epsilon. Clara Sereni, Sigma Epsilon (Venice: Marsilio Editore, 1974). Clara Sereni, Casalinghitudine (Turin: Giulio Einaudi...

Yüan Mei

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Global Contact and Early Industrialization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Yüan Mei (1715–1797) is beyond all question the most popular writer of modern times. At the early age of nine he was inspired with a deep love for poetry, and soon became an adept at the art. Graduating in 1739, he was shortly afterwards...

Inspector Montalbano a tavola: Food in Andrea Camilleri’s police fiction

Elgin K. Eckert

Elgin K. Eckert is Assistant Professor for Italian and Cultural Studies at The Umbra Institute, Italy Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Representing Italy Through Food

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Andrea Camilleri’s highly popular series of crime novels featuring inspector Salvo Montalbano, food is one of the recurring elements that readers come to know and depend on. Montalbano and the descriptions of food in the narrative appear...

Dismembered Texts, Dismembered Animals

Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams is an activist and author of The Pornography of Meat, Living Among Meat Eaters, and many other books challenging a sexist, meat-eating world. She is a sought-after speaker throughout North America and Europe, and has been invited to more than 100 campuses to show "The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show," which is always being updated to include contemporary cultural representations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sexual Politics of Meat : A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Documents originate among the powerful ones, the conquerors. History, therefore, is nothing but a compilation of the depositions made by assassins with respect to their victims and themselves.This I have consider’d: but tigers eat men...

The Word Made Flesh

Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams is an activist and author of The Pornography of Meat, Living Among Meat Eaters, and many other books challenging a sexist, meat-eating world. She is a sought-after speaker throughout North America and Europe, and has been invited to more than 100 campuses to show "The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show," which is always being updated to include contemporary cultural representations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sexual Politics of Meat : A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The teachings of Pythagoras —Ovid, Metamorphoses There was a man here. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . He was first To say that animal food should not be eaten, And learned...