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Around the Tuscan Table: Food, Family, & Gender in Twentieth Century Florence Carole Counihan

Around the Tuscan Table: Food, Family, & Gender in Twentieth Century Florence

Carole Counihan

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ISBN : 9780415946728
Hardcover
264 pages
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Renowned food scholar Carole Counihan serves up a delicious narrative about family and food in twentieth-century Florence. By looking at how family, and especially gender relations, have changed in Florence since the ending of World War II andMoreRenowned food scholar Carole Counihan serves up a delicious narrative about family and food in twentieth-century Florence. By looking at how family, and especially gender relations, have changed in Florence since the ending of World War II and continuing to an examination of current food practices today, Around the Tuscan Table offers a portrait of the changing nature of modern life as exemplified through food. How food is produced, distributed, and consumed speaks volumes about a given culture, and this compelling and artfully narrated book aims to preserve, propagate, and interpret Florentines world-renowned cuisine and culture. At the market, in the kitchen, and around the table, Counihan gives readers a taste of everyday life in this region of Italy: how eating together unites the family- how the production of food is gendered- how food is a key tool of socialization, and how culture forms aesthetic tastes.