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The Eternal Table

A Cultural History of Food in Rome

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The Eternal Table: A Cultural History of Food in Rome is the first concise history of the food, gastronomy, and cuisine of Rome spanning from pre-Roman to modern times. It is a social history of the Eternal City seen through the lens of eating and feeding, as it advanced over the centuries in a city that fascinates like no other. The history of food in Rome unfolds as an engaging and enlightening narrative, recounting the human partnership with what was raised, picked, fished, caught, slaughtered, cooked, and served, as it was experienced and perceived along the continuum between excess and dearth by Romans and the many who passed through. Like the city itself, Rome's culinary history is multi-layered, both vertically and horizontally, from migrant shepherds to the senatorial aristocracy, from the papal court to the flow of pilgrims and Grand Tourists, from the House of Savoy and the Kingdom of Italy to Fascism and the rise of the middle classes. The Eternal Table takes the reader on a culinary journey through the city streets, country kitchens, banquets, markets, festivals, osterias, and restaurants illuminating yet another facet of one of the most intriguing cities in the world.

Product code: 9781442269743

ISBN 9781442269743
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H239xW161xS20
Series Big City Food Biographies
No. Of Pages 266
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
The Eternal Table is the first concise cultural history of food in Rome from the pre-Romans to modern day. This historical narrative revisits the rich story of Rome through a culinary lens recounting the human partnership with what was raised, picked, fished, caught, slaughtered, cooked, and served, from farm and market to banquets and festivals.