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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...
...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...

One More Prompt

Dinah Lenney

Dinah Lenny is Editor-at-Large for the Los Angeles Review of Books and a faculty member at the Bennington Writing Seminar as well as the Rainier Writing Workshop. She is the author or editor of four books, including Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction (co-editor, 2015), The Object Parade (2015), and Bigger than Life: A Murder, a Memoir (2011). Her essays and reviews have been published in the Paris Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Rumpus, among other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Coffee

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...From poet Ron Padgett—The title is actually “Prose Poem (“The morning coffee.”),” and it starts like this:The morning coffee. I’m not sure why I drink it. Maybe it’s the ritual/of the cup, the spoon, the hot water, the milk, and the little...

Bread/dead

Scott Cutler Shershow

Scott Cutler Shershow is Professor of English at University of California, Davis, USA. He is the author of five books, including Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die Debate (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bread

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The gospel of many recent diet books has been aptly summarized as being “bread, the staff of life, is really the staff of death.”Levinovitz, Gluten Lie, 26. Levinovitz, Gluten Lie, 26.Strangely enough, however, the expression “staff...

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

Claudia Bernardi

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Claudia Bernardi is a Senior Lecturer in Italian at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Francesca Calamita

Francesca Calamita is Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Daniele De Feo

Daniele De Feo is Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian at Princeton University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Women in Italian Literature, Culture and Society : Eve’s Sinful Bite

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The multifaceted relationship between women and food in Western culture is captured by the Christian myth of the Fall narrated in Genesis with the well-known episode of Eve and the apple. Eve’s sinful bite represents a key symbolic meeting...

Socrates

David Roochnik

David Roochnik is Professor of Philosophy and Maria Stata Professor of Classical Greek Studies at Boston University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Eat, Drink, Think : What Ancient Greece Can Tell Us about Food and Wine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The Symposium Nietzsche’s story describes more than the birth of tragedy in Athens. It also chronicles its demise and how its precarious marriage of competing yet complementary forces was eventually disrupted, and by one person...

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David Roochnik

David Roochnik is Professor of Philosophy and Maria Stata Professor of Classical Greek Studies at Boston University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Eat, Drink, Think : What Ancient Greece Can Tell Us about Food and Wine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...(2) Yesterday, I burned the tomatoes. I had started the sauce when I got home around five. Before the garlic began to brown, I had added the tomatoes, from a can since it’s still only spring. I sprinkled salt and lots of basil (dried...

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David Roochnik

David Roochnik is Professor of Philosophy and Maria Stata Professor of Classical Greek Studies at Boston University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Eat, Drink, Think : What Ancient Greece Can Tell Us about Food and Wine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...(12) I’ve given several fabulous, blowout parties in my life. One was for my friend Steve in 1993. His first novel had just come out and had been well reviewed. We drank vast quantities, took turns reading from Steve’s book (which I...

Experiment with eggs by making a hollandaise in the time of global warming

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, USA. Her previous books include Canning Peaches for the Apocalypse (2017), Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (co-edited with Margot Singer, Bloomsbury, 2013), and Quench Your Thirst With Salt, winner of the 2011 Zone 3 nonfiction prize. Her work has appeared in Fence, the Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Shenandoah, New American Writing, the Seneca Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She has been granted a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Egg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Lecithin is a protein in egg yolks that helps to make an emulsion. Emulsions are things like salad dressing and mayonnaise, gravies, and the five mother sauces: béchamel, velouté, hollandaise, tomato, and espagnole. The lecithin holds them...