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Description - Around the Tuscan Table by Carole M. Counihan

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 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415946728
ISBN-10: 0415946727
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Carole M. Counihan

Carole M. Counihan is Professor of Anthropology and the Director of Women's Studies at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She is currently the editor of Food and Foodways. She has authored and co-edited several books on the anthropology of food, including: Food in the U.S.A., Food and Culture, and The Anthropology of Food and Body (all published by Routledge).

Books By Carole M. Counihan

Around the Tuscan Table by Carole M. Counihan
Paperback, March 2004
Anthropology of Food and Body by Carole M. Counihan
Paperback, August 1999