Margaret Visser, a Canadian writer of "the anthropology of everyday life" constructs a menu of simple, taken-for-granted foods -- corn with salt & butter, chicken with rice, lettuce with olive oil and lemon juice, and ice cream. In Much Depends on Dinner she devotes a chapter to each course, providing fascinating details about these foods. Visser writes that each of these foods has a "weird, passionate, often savage history of its own,"

Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology by Margaret Visser 1988

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Margaret Visser, a Canadian writer of "the anthropology of everyday life" constructs a menu of simple, taken-for-granted foods -- corn with salt & butter, chicken with rice, lettuce with olive oil and lemon juice, and ice cream. 

In Much Depends on Dinner she devotes a chapter to each course, providing fascinating details about these foods.  Visser writes that each of these foods has a "weird, passionate, often savage history of its own," She presents a remarkable amount of information seamlessly and entertainingly.  A food lover, a history buff, or a science buff will enjoy this Informative, well-researched delightful fun.

Publishing Details
Hardcover: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0802100238
Grove Pr; (Feb. 1, 1988)
Dimensions: 23.8 x 2.8 x 15.8 cm
Weight: 676 g