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Eurasia: The Mongols—An Empire Built on Drinking

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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...At the entrance to the Palace of Mangu Khan at Caracarum … there was … a great silver tree at the foot of which are four silver lions having a spout and all pouring forth mare’s white milk. Four spouts are introduced in the tree at its top,...

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...

English Breakfasts

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 English Breakfast : The Biography of a National Meal with Recipes

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... . .but it is certainly laudable to beat him for clumsily burning one’s toast. King Alfred, the first English fag, when put to the task, learnt that one must suffer stinging rebukes before one can hope to begin to con over one’s lessons in the school...

The English Country House Breakfast

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 English Breakfast : The Biography of a National Meal with Recipes

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...What is the ‘real’ English Breakfast? Bacon, eggs, good bread and marmalade, however well-prepared, leave behind a faint trace of dissatisfaction, like a smudge of jam on a plate. Is this all there is? Once there was much, much more....

The Assyrians and Achaemenid Persians: Empires of Feasting

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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... campaigns in history left this strangely touching inscription—“O later prince among the kings my sons whom Assur calls, or later people, or vice-chancellor, or noble, or eunuch—you must not despise these animals. Before Assur, may...

The Breakfast Book

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...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...

Japan: Banqueting Beyond a Bridge of Dreams

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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... to know how things should be done—even if the opportunity to put knowledge into practice never or rarely arose—was regarded as a worthy accomplishment in itself ( O’Connor 2013), a source of social stability through conformity....

The Biography of a National Meal

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 English Breakfast : The Biography of a National Meal with Recipes

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The English Breakfast is the best-known national meal in the world, a unique cultural and culinary symbol of England and Englishness, in edible form. As Countess Morphy (1936) put it: ‘Breakfast is the English meal par excellence. . .one...

China: The Hidden History of Chinese Feasting

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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... and in the wine made from highly prized grapes coaxed over arbors and fed with the water in which rice had been soaked: (The Song of the Grape, in Schafer 1963: 145) As strolling round he chanced to see The fruit upon the o’er hanging...

The Greeks: Now Let Us Hasten 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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...I myself feel that there is nothing more delightful than when the festive mood reigns in the hearts of all the people and the banqueters listen to a minstrel from their seats in the hall, while the tables before them are laden with bread...