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The Rituals of Dinner: Visser, Margaret

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With an acute eye and an irrepressible wit, Margaret Visser takes a fascinating look at the way we eat our meals. From the ancient Greeks to modern yuppies, from cannibalism and the taking of the Eucharist to formal dinners and picnics, she thoroughly defines the eating ritual.

"Read this book. You'll never look at a table knife the same way again."—The New York Times.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-416) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Behaving

The Artificial Cannibal

Ritual

Feasting and Sacrifice

2. Learning to Behave

Bringing Children Up

Inhibitions

Aspirations

3. The Pleasure of Your Company

Company

Hosts and Guests

Invitations

Coming Right In

Taking Our Places

4. Dinner is Served

The First Bite

Taking Note of Our Surroundings

The Prospect Before Us

Fingers

Chopsticks

Knives, Forks, Spoons

Sequence

Helpings

Carving

The Red, the White, and the Gold

Table Talk

Feeding, Feasts, and Females

All Gone

5. No Offence

Pollution

The Rules and Regulation of the Mouth

The Proprieties of Posture and Demeanour

Postscript: How Rude Are We?

References

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140170795
Other:
Grove Weidenfeld
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Visser, Margaret
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Dinners and dining
Subject:
Table etiquette
Subject:
Table etiquette -- History.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19920731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.27x5.51x1.16 in. .93 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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