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Extracts from The Market Assistant

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Going To Market Some fifty years ago it was the common custom for the thrifty “old New Yorker,” when going to market, to start with the break of day, and carry along with him the large “market-basket,” then considered a very...

Breakfast Dishes for Every Morning of Three Months

The English Breakfast : The Biography of a National Meal with Recipes

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Miss M. L. Allen’s (1884) Breakfast Dishes for Every Morning of Three Months is aimed at housekeepers of establishments in which—even though the author describes the work as intended for houses of the upper middle class—economy was a prime...

Body and Soul: From Tension to Bifurcation

A Cultural History of Food in the Age of Empire

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The dichotomy of body and soul permeates much of the history of philosophy. There is no one way to approach and account for this tension. The history of food generally eschews the very notion, and the relation between food, body, and soul...

The Breakfast Book

The English Breakfast : The Biography of a National Meal with Recipes

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Brimming with social aspiration, this earliest of the three cookbooks perfectly captures the spirit of gentrification behind the rise of the English Breakfast. French terms are much in evidence, and there is a definite preference...

Spiritual Cleansing: Priests and Prostitutes in Early Victorian London

Dirt : New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...The reform of streetwalking prostitutes in Victorian London is an instance in the urban historical geography of dirt that emphasizes immaterial and spiritual as well as material and physical forms of filth. In this chapter I present a novel...

The State, Health, and Nutrition

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview The science of nutrition has influenced consumers in their choices about the kinds and optimal amounts...

Dietary Change and Epidemic Disease: Fame, Fashion and Expediency in the Italian Pellagra Disputes, 1852–1902

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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Proteins, Pathologies and Politics : Dietary Innovation and Disease from the Nineteenth Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Pellagra: From symptoms to causes On 21 July 1902, the Italian Parliament passed the country’s first law dedicated to countering the harmful effects of pellagra...

The Pre-History of the Paleo Diet: Cancer in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Proteins, Pathologies and Politics : Dietary Innovation and Disease from the Nineteenth Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Dr Loren Cordain describes himself as the ‘world’s foremost authority on the evolutionary basis of diet and disease’ and as ‘one of the world’s leading experts on the natural human diet of our Stone Age ancestors’. ‘Dr. Loren...

Health Reformers and Cookery Schools in Nineteenth-century Britain

Yuriko Akiyama

Yuriko Akiyama completed her PhD at Kings College, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Feeding the Nation : Nutrition and Health in Britain Before World War One

I.B.Tauris, 2008

Book chapter

...Publications about domestic management were not an innovation in the late nineteenth century: Mrs Isabella Beeton’s Household Management and Alexis Soyer’s Charitable Cookery were earlier examples. Isabella Beeton...

Radicalism and Fadicalism

James Gregory

James Gregory is Lecturer in Modern History at the School of Social and International Studies at the University of Bradford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Of Victorians and Vegetarians : The Vegetarian Movement in Nineteenth-century Britain

I.B.Tauris, 2007

Book chapter

...The vegetarianism presented to Victorians was multifaceted: health reform and ultra-temperance, exercise in self-help, crusade against animal cruelty or pain, as the basis to a purified religious or spiritual life. Though the diet did...