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The Resource Dinner in Rome : a history of the world in one meal, Andreas Viestad ; translated by Matt Bagguley

Dinner in Rome : a history of the world in one meal, Andreas Viestad ; translated by Matt Bagguley

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Dinner in Rome : a history of the world in one meal
Title
Dinner in Rome
Title remainder
a history of the world in one meal
Statement of responsibility
Andreas Viestad ; translated by Matt Bagguley
Creator
Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
“There is more history in a bowl of pasta than in the Colosseum,” writes Andreas Viestad in Dinner in Rome. From the table of a classic Roman restaurant, Viestad takes us on a fascinating culinary exploration of the Eternal City and global civilization. Food, he argues, is history’s secret driving force. Viestad finds deeper meanings in his meal: He uses the bread that begins his dinner to trace the origins of wheat and its role in Rome’s rise as well as its downfall. With his fried artichoke antipasto, he explains olive oil’s part in the religious conflict of sixteenth-century Europe. And, from his sorbet dessert, he recounts how lemons featured in the history of the Mafia in the nineteenth century and how the hunger for sugar fueled the slave trade. Viestad’s dinner may be local, but his story is universal. His “culinary archaeology” is an entertaining, flavorful journey across the dinner table and time. Readers will never look at spaghetti carbonara the same way again
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YDX
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Viestad, Andreas
Dewey number
394.120945
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from Norwegian
LC call number
GT2853.I8
LC item number
V5413 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
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Bagguley, Matt
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food habits
  • Dinners and dining
  • World history
  • Dinners and dining
  • Food habits
  • World history
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Dinner in Rome : a history of the world in one meal, Andreas Viestad ; translated by Matt Bagguley
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Norwegian as En middag i Roma: verdenhistorien i et måltid, by Kagge Forlag, 2022
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The center of the universe -- Bread -- Antipasto -- Oil -- Salt -- Pasta -- Pepper -- Wine -- Meat -- Fire -- Lemon
Control code
on1295213127
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781789146745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1295213127
Label
Dinner in Rome : a history of the world in one meal, Andreas Viestad ; translated by Matt Bagguley
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Norwegian as En middag i Roma: verdenhistorien i et måltid, by Kagge Forlag, 2022
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The center of the universe -- Bread -- Antipasto -- Oil -- Salt -- Pasta -- Pepper -- Wine -- Meat -- Fire -- Lemon
Control code
on1295213127
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781789146745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1295213127

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