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The Resource Exotic brew : the art of living in the age of enlightenment, Piero Camporesi ; translated by Christopher Woodall

Exotic brew : the art of living in the age of enlightenment, Piero Camporesi ; translated by Christopher Woodall

Label
Exotic brew : the art of living in the age of enlightenment
Title
Exotic brew
Title remainder
the art of living in the age of enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Piero Camporesi ; translated by Christopher Woodall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • Exotic Brew is a concise and elegant account of the eating and drinking habits of the upper classes in the 18th Century, written by one of the foremost historians of food and social manners in Europe. Camporesi examines the shift from a rich, heavy diet to a much lighter one which emphasized 'exotic' foods like tea, coffee and chocolate. This shift was, he argues, a sign of the profound transformations in fashion, taste and manners that took place in Italy and the rest of Europe in the Enlightenment
  • He describes how the upper classes were anxious to leave behind the heritage of the 'dark' age, and to elaborate a nimbler, more refined life-style. With this new lifestyle came a lighter, more functional diet, free of the rich meats, strong spices, and pungent and unsociable aromas (cheese, onion, garlic) which characterized the old cuisine. The new cuisine that emerged was intended to be as pleasing to the eye as to the palate: it suited sensitive dispositions, the meagre appetites of noblewomen, and was perfectly in tune with the new preference for close-fitting clothes and slimness of figure. Camporesi places these changes in taste and cuisine in their socio-cultural context, including the increasing importance of French cultural models in the world of food and drink, and describes the growing interest taken in the world outside Europe, especially China and the Americas, where most of the exotic additions to the European diet originated
  • Exotic Brew reconstructs an important chapter in the history of mentalities and taste. It will be welcomed by students and researchers from a wide range of disciplines - social and cultural history, the Enlightenment, the history of medicine - as well as anyone interested in the history of food and drink
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
394.1/0945/09033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2853.I8
LC item number
C3513 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Exotic brew : the art of living in the age of enlightenment, Piero Camporesi ; translated by Christopher Woodall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Il Brodo Indiano
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780745608778
Lccn
94027800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30895012
Label
Exotic brew : the art of living in the age of enlightenment, Piero Camporesi ; translated by Christopher Woodall
Publication
Note
Translation of: Il Brodo Indiano
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780745608778
Lccn
94027800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30895012

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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