Much Depends on Dinner by Margaret Visser

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'Since Eve ate apples,' wrote Byron, 'much depends on dinner,' and in this delightful and intelligent book, Margaret Visser proves how right he was. Built around the menu of a simple meal--corn on the cob with salt and butter, roast chicken with rice, salad dressed in lemon juice and olive oil, and ice cream--Much Depends on Dinner corrects our lack of knowledge of these most ubiquitous of foods and lays before us a captivating register of facts, myths, fetishes, and rituals that stretches back into our early history.

McClelland & Stewart, 1986.
ISBN: 9780771087493. 350 pp.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.