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The Gastronomica Reader



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Described in the "2008 Saveur 100" as 'At the top of our bedside reading pile since its inception in 2001', the award-winning "Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture" is a quarterly feast of truly exceptional writing on food. Designed both to entertain and to provoke, "The Gastronomica Reader" now offers a sumptuous sampling from the journal's pages - including essays, poetry, interviews, memoirs, and an outstanding selection of the artwork that has made Gastronomica so distinctive. In words and images, it takes us around the globe, through time, and into a dazzling array of cultures, investigating topics from early hominid cooking to Third Reich caterers to the Shiite clergy under Ayatollah Khomeini who deemed Iranian caviar fit for consumption under Islamic law. Informed throughout by a keen sense of the pleasures of eating, tasting, and sharing food, "The Gastronomica Reader" will inspire readers to think seriously, widely, and deeply about what goes onto their plates. Gastronomica is a winner of the "Utne Reader's" Independent Press Award for Social/Cultural Coverage.

Author Biography

Darra Goldstein is Editor-in-Chief of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture and Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Russian at Williams College. She is the author of The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia (UC Press; winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals' 1994 Julia Child Cookbook of the Year Award), among other books.
Release date Australia
February 19th, 2010
Edited by Darra Goldstein
Country of Publication
United States
46 color illustrations, 14 b-w photographs, 4 line illustrations
University of California Press
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