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Consuming Passions: A History of English Food and Appetite (Classic History) e-book

Author:

Philippa Pullar

Language:

English

Category:

History

Subcategory:

World

ePub size:

1337 kb

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Rating:

4.8

Publisher:

Penguin Uk (June 1, 2001)

Pages:

296

ISBN:

0141390662

Consuming Passions: A History of English Food and Appetite (Classic History) e-book

by Philippa Pullar


Consuming Passions: A History of English Food and Appetite (Classic History): ISBN 9780141390666 .

Consuming Passions: A History of English Food and Appetite (Classic History): ISBN 9780141390666 (978-0-14-139066-6) Softcover, Penguin Uk, 2001. Coauthors & Alternates.

Consuming Passions book. Oustanding history of food in Britain etc. A classic. Far from being "A History of English Food and Appetite," this seemed to be more of a rambling, sprawling potage of historical anecdotes. At points amusing and/or interesting, but often tedious. Jun 09, 2008 Justin Cormack rated it really liked it. Shelves: cookery.

In Consuming Passions, Philippa Pullar gives us an absorbing and often hilarious history of English appetite. New Afterword by Paul Levy. Philippa Pullar was born in London in 1935. She received a Cordon Bleu Certificate of Cookery and was a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society. She also wrote an acclaimed biography of FRANK HARRIS to be published in Penguin Classic Biography in August 2001.

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Books by Philippa Pullar. Consuming Passions: A History of English Food and Appetite. Dedicated "to Michael with my love" - 1970. Gilded butterflies: The Rise and Fall of the London Season - 1978. Special Friends - 1979. The Shortest Journey - 1984 - ISBN 0-04-291018-8.

Consuming Passion: A History of English Food and Appetite. Hamish Hammiltion Publishers, London; 1970. Food in Change, Eating Habits from the Middle Ages to the Present Day.

Consuming Passions: A History of English Food and Appetite, Philippa Pullar,1977. A History of English Food and Appetite by Pullar, Philippa.

in Consuming Passions, Philippa Pullar gives us an absorbing and often hilarious history of the English. Pullar tries to provide a history of English food.

The luxury of the Romans, for whom eating and sex (often conducted simultaneously) allayed life's boredom; the sumptuous variety of the Middle Ages with its French influence; the glittering dining tables of wealthy Victorians and Edwardians: was their cuisine really better, or simply more self-indulgent? in Consuming Passions, Philippa Pullar gives us an absorbing and often hilarious history of the English. I was torn between delight at Pullar's purple prose and horror at her lack of historical rigor.

Philippa Pullar (12 February 1935, in London – 7 September 1997 in London) was a British author and jet set personality best .

Born Philippa King, she was daughter of an army major.

What have the ancient Romans with their orgies, the primitive Christians with their fasts and their guilt to do with the English traditions of food? Why are oysters and celery believed to be aphrodisiacs? How is eating connected to sexual desire? In this history of the English appetite, Philippa Pullar answers these questions in an amusing manner. She draws such apparently unconnected subjects as phallic worship, cannibalism, agriculture, wet-nursing, prostitution, witchcraft, magic and aphrodisiacs into a fascinating synthesis. Starting with the Romans, she charts the development of the art of cooking, drawing surprising parallels between eating habits, religion and sexual mores. She guides us through the kitchens and dining rooms of such noted gourmets as Heliogabalus, Vittelius, Dr. Johnson and Sydney Smith, into the pubs of Pepys and Lord Rochester and into the bedrooms with Frank Harris. Finally she illustrates her theme by providing recipes for long-forgotten dishes.
Yahm
Read this in London 45 years ago. VERY interesting. Amazed that I found it again to gift to a chef friend! :)
AfinaS
For anyone interested in history - either of Europe on a grand scale or domestic life on a small scale, this is the book for you. Philippa Pullar does a fantastic job explaining what was eaten, how it was cooked, who ate what and when, and even better - at the back there are the genuine recipes!
It is a really lovely book - not just for historians, buit also for us who eagerly devour historical novels, and wonder what on earth it is that they are eating in those meticulously described banquet scenes. Now we can know, and if we are really so inclined, go and whip it up in our kitchens.
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