M Hofferber Books



Let the Meatballs Rest
And Other Stories About Food and Culture
by Massimo Montanari

 
Known for his idiosyncratic, entertaining investigations into culinary practice, Massimo Montanari turns his hungry eye to the phenomenon of food culture, food lore, cooking methods, and eating habits throughout history.




An irresistible buffet of one hundred concise and engaging essays, this collection provides stimulating food for thought for those curious about one of life's most fundamental pleasures.

Focusing on the selection, preparation, and mythology of food, Montanari traverses such subjects as the status of the pantry over the centuries, the various strategies of cooking deployed by humans over time, the gastronomy of famine, the science of flavors, the changing characteristics of convivial rituals, the customs of the table, and the ever-evolving identity of food.
Let the Meatballs Rest
Let the Meatballs Rest
And Other Stories About Food and Culture
by Massimo Montanari

Columbia University Press, 2012
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