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Conclusion

Joan Thirsk

Joan Thirsk was the UK’s leading historian of agriculture. She was the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food in Early Modern England : Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500–1760

Hambledon Continuum, 2014

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...Food history is a slippery subject that resists the historian’s urge to generalize. All people eat food, but they make their own individual choices. So how often do we read these days about a major change that is alleged to have taken place...

Europe Divided

Mack P. Holt

Mack Holt is Professor of History at George Mason University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alcohol : A Social and Cultural History

Berg, 2006

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...When historians of food and drink look at a map of Western Europe in the sixteenth century, they see a Europe divided between a largely beer (or ale) drinking culture in northern Europe, stretching from the British isles, across the North...

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...

“To the King o’er the Water”

Alcohol : A Social and Cultural History

Berg, 2006

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...While popular taste in England took an abrupt turn from French wine to Portuguese wine during the late Stuart and early Hanoverian era, and newly invented luxury claret became the wine for the fashionable English elite...

Locating the ‘Kitchen’

Sara Pennell

Sara Pennell is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Greenwich, UK. She is the co-editor, along with Michelle DiMeo, of Reading and Writing Recipe Books, 1550–1800 (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Birth of the English Kitchen, 1600–1850

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...‘The first foundation of a good house must be the kitchen.’ Richard Surflet , transl., Maison Rustique or The Countries Farme (...

Trick or Treat? How to Wine and Dine (as a Group) for Free

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs, Director, Vlaams Centrum Volkscultuur, Brussels Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Eating Out in Europe : Picnics, Gourmet Dining and Snacks since the Late Eighteenth Century

Berg, 2003

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...No Free Lunch ‘There is no such thing as a free lunch.’ This American proverb illustrates that strings tend to be attached to food offered for free. On the website of the no-free-lunch organization (...

Healthy Food: Renaissance Dietetics, c.1450–c.1650

David Gentilcore

David Gentilcore is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Leicester, UK. He is the author of Pomodoro! (2010) and Medical Charlatanism in Early Modern Italy (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Health in Early Modern Europe : Diet, Medicine and Society, 1450–1800

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction There is nothing more useful in medicine than knowing the qualities of the things that we use in life, whether to avoid those which are harmful or to take those which are beneficial. This is what has...

An Exotic American in Italy: 1573

David Gentilcore

David Gentilcore is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Leicester, UK. He is the author of Pomodoro! (2010) and Medical Charlatanism in Early Modern Italy (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Italy and the Potato: A History, 1550–2000

Continuum, 2012

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...If the crisis of 1816–17 saw the third ‘introduction’ of the potato in Italy, and not an entirely successful one at that, when was the first? The earliest detailed, first-hand Italian description of the potato gives us an idea. It comes...

Healthy Food: The Fall and Rise of Dietetics, c.1650–c.1800

David Gentilcore

David Gentilcore is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Leicester, UK. He is the author of Pomodoro! (2010) and Medical Charlatanism in Early Modern Italy (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Health in Early Modern Europe : Diet, Medicine and Society, 1450–1800

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction In 1763 a 44-year-old miller in the Essex town of Billericay decided he had had enough of his obesity. The sense of suffocation Thomas Wood felt after eating only added to his head...
...Recent scholarship on drinking establishments—alehouses, taverns, public houses, and cabarets—demonstrates their importance in the social history of alcohol. In addition to dispensing alcoholic beverages, drinking establishments had...