The Ashmolean Museum Feast and Fast : The Art of Food in Europe, 1500-1800

Feast and Fast : The Art of Food in Europe, 1500-1800

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A fascinating look at the history and culture of food and eating in early modern Europe

Feast and Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history and culture of food and eating in early modern Europe. This richly illustrated book showcases hidden and newly-conserved treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum and other collections in and around Cambridge.

It also teases out many contemporary and controversial issues - such as the origins of food and food security, overconsumption in times of austerity, and our relationship with animals and nature - through short research-led entries by some of the world's leading cultural and food historians. Feast and Fast explores food-related objects, images, and texts from the past in innovative ways and encourages us to rethink our evolving relationship with food.

Details
  • Author: Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Paperback: 272 pages 
  • Date published: November 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1781301029
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 23.0 cm

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