By Marie Drews, Monika Elbert
Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature examines the preponderance of foodstuff imagery in nineteenth-century literary texts. Contributors to this quantity examine the social, political, and cultural implications of scenes regarding meals and eating and illustrate how “aesthetic” notions of culinary training are usually undercut by way of the particular practices of cooking and consuming. As members interrogate the values and meanings at the back of culinary discourses, they complicate ordinary notions approximately American identification and query the ability constitution at the back of meals construction and intake.
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