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Pound Cake

John F. Mariani

John Mariani began his career as a journalist at New York magazine in 1973. Since then, he has become one of America’s premier food writers. He is a columnist for Esquire and Bloomberg News, was nominated three times for the James Beard Journalism Award, and is the author of several highly regarded books on food, including Mariani’s Coast-to-Coast Dining Guide, America Eats Out (winner of the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award for reference), and, most recently, How Italian Food Conquered the World. He is also the author of The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink and editor of Italian Cuisine: Basic Cooking Techniques, the primary Italian cooking textbook of the Culinary Institute of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

Bloomsbury USA, 2013

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...A plain white-cake loaf whose name derives from the traditional weight of the ingredients—one pound of flour, one pound of butter, one pound of sugar, and one pound of eggs—although these measurements are generally not followed in most...

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...

Tomato

John F. Mariani

John Mariani began his career as a journalist at New York magazine in 1973. Since then, he has become one of America’s premier food writers. He is a columnist for Esquire and Bloomberg News, was nominated three times for the James Beard Journalism Award, and is the author of several highly regarded books on food, including Mariani’s Coast-to-Coast Dining Guide, America Eats Out (winner of the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award for reference), and, most recently, How Italian Food Conquered the World. He is also the author of The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink and editor of Italian Cuisine: Basic Cooking Techniques, the primary Italian cooking textbook of the Culinary Institute of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

Bloomsbury USA, 2013

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...The fleshy, juicy, usually bright red fruit of the plant Lycopersicon esculentum. Tomatoes are used in a wide variety of ways—including fresh in salads, in sauces, as juice, and in other preparations. The word is from the Nahuatl tomatl...

Taverns and the Public Sphere in the French Revolution

Alcohol : A Social and Cultural History

Berg, 2006

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...During the hundred years before the French Revolution, public drinking places took on many new forms and became different kinds of public spaces, serving different kinds of publics. In the process, the public drinking place helped...

In the Public Sphere

Alcohol : A Social and Cultural History

Berg, 2006

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...Printer and Federalist Timothy Green (1737–96) of New London, Connecticut usually found space in his newspaper for a finely wrought criticism of the use of rum. In 1788, he reprinted a piece originally published in a Pennsylvania paper...

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 (...

The Anomic Consumer

Joanne Finkelstein

Joanne Finkelstein is Professor of Sociology at USQ, Australia and has previously held positions at the University of Sydney and Monash University in Australia and the University of Greenwich, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Appetite : Restaurants and the Making of Modern Identity

I.B.Tauris, 2014

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...All the conditions of modern life – its material plenitude, its sheer crowdedness – conjoin to dull our sensory faculties. The painting by Patrick Caulfield, After Lunch (1975), depicts a resting figure, looking into an empty dining...

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...

The Birth of Aesthetics and the Bifurcation of Tastes

Luca Vercelloni

Luca Vercelloni is the CEO and Founder of Brandvoyant, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Invention of Taste : A Cultural Account of Desire, Delight and Disgust in Fashion, Food and Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The twentieth century provided observers with a remarkable range of oddities that claimed to have aesthetic value. They included Dadaism, Cubism, abstract art, monochrome painting, Op and Pop Art, body and land art, to say nothing...

Wild Rice

John F. Mariani

John Mariani began his career as a journalist at New York magazine in 1973. Since then, he has become one of America’s premier food writers. He is a columnist for Esquire and Bloomberg News, was nominated three times for the James Beard Journalism Award, and is the author of several highly regarded books on food, including Mariani’s Coast-to-Coast Dining Guide, America Eats Out (winner of the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award for reference), and, most recently, How Italian Food Conquered the World. He is also the author of The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink and editor of Italian Cuisine: Basic Cooking Techniques, the primary Italian cooking textbook of the Culinary Institute of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

Bloomsbury USA, 2013

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...(Zizania aquatica). Also called “Indian rice,” “Tuscarora rice,” and “Canadian rice.” Not a true rice, but the grain of a tall aquatic grass grown in the northern part of the U.S. The Native Americans of that region called it manomin...