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Fernand Braudel famously observed that the 'mere smell of cooking can evoke a whole civilization'. The way that food is prepared, served, and eaten reveals a great deal about the structure and workings of any society. It is therefore not surprising that food, and the culturally specific etiquettes and equipment that surround the act of eating, have been studied by scholars from a wide range of disciplines.

The papers in this volume consider the changes that occurred in Old and New World dining and related culinary activities between the 17th century and the early 20th century. This period saw the widespread acceptance of the fork in dining and the adoption of routinized etiquettes to govern eating. In the 18th century, the rise of individualism ushered in new forms of segmented dining based upon symmetrically-arranged tables and individual place settings. Against this backdrop of manufactured uniformity, made possible by advances in industrial production, highly stylized dining rituals and haute cuisine - previously the exclusive domain of European courtly elites - entered the homes and routines of the 'middling sort'. Henceforth, material expressions of status and social identity became commonplace at the table, and an integral part of dining in all but the humblest homes.

The unique contribution of this volume lies in the way in which a distinguished group of international historical archaeologists have combined the richness of primary archaeological evidence with a wealth of documentary evidence to create insightful new material histories of dining. The new light which this throws upon manufacturing processes, feasting rituals, the rise of respectability, the inter-continental spread of the Victorian cult of domesticity, and foodways among peripheral agricultural communitie, will be of interest to scholars beyond archaeology, in the cognate fields of anthropology, social and economic history, cultural geography, and material culture studies.

Lessons in Excellence from Charlie Trotter by Brand: Ten Speed Press

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An insider’s look into the award-winning restaurant of internationally acclaimed chef Charlie Trotter, with techniques and strategies to create top-tier service, food, and atmosphere.

Charlie Trotter's Chicago restaurant is not only one of the premier eating experiences in America, it serves also as the model of a thriving business whose cutting-edge approach to management is setting new standards for quality, efficiency, and profitability. In fact, people in just about any field can learn from Charlie's methods. For this breakthrough business guide, journalist Paul Clarke conducted in-depth interviews with Charlie and his associates, distilling invaluable lessons for entrepreneurs and hospitality professionals who are committed to creating highly respected and innovative businesses. Anyone who wants to improve their business will be sure to learn something new from this Midwestern dynamo.


Dining table decorating ideas

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Costway 5 Piece Kitchen Dining Set Glass Metal Table and 4 Chairs Breakfast Furniture by Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

This is our modern and beautiful dining table which combines quality and style into one and serves the idea of simplicity and contemporary living. It includes one tempered glass top table and 4 PVC leather chairs that makes it looks fantastic in any dining room. There is no doubt to say that such an elegant addition and suit any decor style dining room with the black colors. The soft cushions and backrests make for an enjoyable seat. These stylish dining chairs fit anywhere, leaving you a comfort sitting and you will make full use of them. Donot miss it out if u are looking at it!


Lavin 7-Piece Dining Set by Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Lavin 7-Piece Dining SetMid-century dining set is a perfect decor idea for any home! The Lavin 7-piece set includes a solid wood rectangular dining table and six dining chairs; the table features beveled edges with shapely smooth solid wood legs in wood veneer finishing, and the chairs are constructed with sloping back and are upholstered in beige faux leather. This walnut finished solid wood dining set is designed to create a beautiful modern dining atmosphere. This dining set fits comfortably for eight to ten people. Invite your friends and family over for dinner! Assembly requiredIncluded in set: Table: 35.38-in Wide x 59.13-in Long x 29.38-in High(6) Chairs: 20-in Wide x 21.5-in Back to Front x 31.88-in High (each)Seating: 20-in Wide x 17-in Deep x 18-in High



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See the Greatest degree STORY at www.stuckincustoms.com/2010/01/29/the-secret-lair-of-hans... I Approach my Quarry! Six days ago I was up at 3 AM, listening to Hans Zimmer while editing photos, and then I had an inkling for a project with him, so I made a blog post. Now, less than a week later, I was in his studio in California! For those of you that don't know who Hans Zimmer is, he's, like, the Liger of composers. He did the soundtrack for The Mournful Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, Gladiator, Sherlock Holmes, and many more! In fact, back when I was in college and had a double major in Computer Realm and Geophyisics (I dropped the Geophysics bit after a fight with the professor), I commandeered the SGI machine in the Geology department to make a computer animation, and I set the whole thing to one of Zimmer's songs from Backdraft called "Itch it All". So, in short, I've had Hans Zimmer's music in my head for about 20 years. The Story of How I Got Into Hans...
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