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Gastronomica (2012) 12 (4): 96–103.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Britain, and eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain and France. By exploring the symbols of food and dining as entertainment and ritual, it contrasts the elaborate melancholy of the black banquet with the cathartic effectiveness of the funeral feast, and assesses the heightened impact of the borrowing...
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Gastronomica (2019) 19 (4): 28–41.
Published: 01 November 2019
... America between 1870 and 1914, they brought with them a host of culinary traditions, the most popular and enduring of which is this labor-intensive, spiced, layered dessert. Considered an essential fixture at any important gathering, including weddings, holidays, and funerals, vínarterta looms large in...
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Gastronomica (2018) 18 (1): 27–43.
Published: 01 February 2018
... reunite with their beloved Sylvie will never transpire. For nearly twenty or so pages, Durrell describes this magical Provençal Christmas Eve that Drexel, Piers, and Sylvie once enjoyed singing children, the unwrapping of gifts, the blessing of the Yule log with vin cuit, and feasting on a wonderful...
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Gastronomica (2017) 17 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Ann Veeck; Hongyan Yu; Gregory Veeck In many areas of rural China, pig feasts have long functioned as a vital ritual exchange among codependent farm households. Called sha nian zhu (roughly translated as “killing the year's pig”), the annual reciprocal feast has traditionally served to maintain...
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Gastronomica (2017) 17 (2): 51–62.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., onions, green beans, figs, cheese, and wine upon which the diners will feast. While the other measures of Platonic communism have been relaxed in the Laws, the diet, it would seem, has been reduced to a minimum. In outlining proposals for marriage, the Athenian Stranger says: we are going to assert that...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (4): 110–114.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., my grandmother would admonish one of her daughters. Besides, she contin- ued, too much salt is a sign of bad luck. Remember cousin Petronela s wedding feast? People left the salty sarmale un- touched on their plates. Later the marriage came apart like a cabbage leaf boiled for too long, she said...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (3): 79–90.
Published: 01 August 2016
... (P13568, P13705, P15666), fig. 4.17; jugs (P2910, P13854), fig. 4.33. ILLUSTRATION BY LOUISE STEEL © 2016 G A S T R O N O M IC A 81 F A L L 2 0 1 6 see Keswani 1994 for discussion of feasting). The range of kitchenalia examined above might indicate that meat- and pulse-based stews were common, as well as...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (2): 106–107.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., the results are less successful. Gilbert s analysis of film and the visual arts is both spotty and unsatisfactory. The scarce number of films examined (almost exclusively Ratatouille, Like Water for Chocolate, and Babette s Feast) does not seem to match the extent to which several film- makers have...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (2): 107–108.
Published: 01 May 2016
... films examined (almost exclusively Ratatouille, Like Water for Chocolate, and Babette s Feast) does not seem to match the extent to which several film- makers have turned to food. Furthermore, for a book that so often looks at the contemporary, I was surprised not to find a single TV series mentioned...
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Gastronomica (2014) 14 (3): 74–82.
Published: 01 August 2014
... meditated on the life and death implications of the stuff in our glass and on our plate staging some of his most elaborate dinner parties as funeral feasts. Despite their radically different narratives, all these writers would agree with Betty Fussell that the kitchen is the one place in which we re all...
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Gastronomica (2014) 14 (1): 51–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., or cooking one of his rightfully famous meals, like the splendid venison casserole he prepares for the funeral feast of a murdered friend. Postscript I have hardly exhausted the subject of Foodie Mysteries or Drinkie Mysteries, either. But someone else can pick up where I left off. And I ll let the...
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Gastronomica (2013) 13 (4): 12–15.
Published: 01 November 2013
... that form the center of any Ossetian feast and define its cuisine for the rest of Russia. As Gika explains, each one of the trio represents a different realm: the earth, the sun, and the sky. Only funeral tables are set with two pies, the sun symbolically absent. Each over a foot in diameter, the...
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Gastronomica (2011) 11 (3): 40–52.
Published: 01 August 2011
... escape the preoccupations of lives lived at the edge of an economic abyss .25 The human warmth associated with a richly laden table is common and familiar . But meals are only partially summed up by this vision of peace and harmony . Feasts give way to overeating and dyspepsia . More than once does the...
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Gastronomica (2010) 10 (1): 119–127.
Published: 01 February 2010
... O N O M IC A 126 G A S T R O N O M IC A W IN T E R 2 0 1 0 After the Funeral, Va leni, 2000 After the body is buried and mourners return to the deceased s home, it is the bereaved family s duty to provide a feast for all who attended the funeral. Since the service typically lasts four hours...
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Gastronomica (2010) 10 (1): 32–37.
Published: 01 February 2010
... G A S T R O N O M IC A W IN T E R 2 0 1 0 W IN T E R 2 0 1 0 35 G A S T R O N O M IC A wedding feasts held at home, and then they would always be catered. The courses are often rich and are comprised of at least three antipasti, two or three pasta dishes, and two or three second courses and dessert...
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Gastronomica (2009) 9 (4): 16–20.
Published: 01 November 2009
... persis- tently manufactured and then retooled his symbols to suit his personal analytical methodology, a theoretical approach he called critical paranoia. Salvador Dalí s Lobsters Feast, Phobia, and Freudian Slip representations | nancy frazier I do not understand why, when I ask for a grilled lobster...
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Gastronomica (2005) 5 (4): 109–112.
Published: 01 November 2005
... ritual cannibalism of funeral feasts among the Hua people of New Guinea. The book s subtitle notwithstanding, Charlemagne s Tablecloth is, in truth, less a history than an anthology, con- sisting of twenty-nine eclectic, largely unconnected essays, each intended to illustrate a particular element of the...
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Gastronomica (2004) 4 (1): 102–103.
Published: 01 February 2004
... homeland. Ultimately, Pasta: The Story of a Universal Food should not be considered definitive. It does, however, offer much to enjoy as well as question, providing stimuli for more thought and study of a food that is so universal that it eludes easy description. Fred Plotkin, New York, ny Feast and Folly...
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Gastronomica (2004) 4 (1): 103–104.
Published: 01 February 2004
... the most unex- pected combinations in forms that were elaborately sculpted, choreographed, or composed. While not a history of cooking, Feast and Folly neverthe- less tells a story of metaphysical progress, as French cuisine elevates itself dialectically from its beginnings in the early nineteenth...
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Gastronomica (2004) 4 (1): 74–76.
Published: 01 February 2004
... earthly desires and pain, prepared for a fresh beginning. The turmeric-smeared coconut was broken open and placed on the veranda for the crows. Friends and family stopped by as we dressed in new clothes, our bodies scrubbed clean with coconut oil and earthy red paste. We welcomed everyone with a feast...