The Roman Banquet

The Roman Banquet

The Roman Banquet offers the fullest picture of the role of the banquet in Roman life.

Author: Katherine M. D. Dunbabin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521822521

Category: Art

Page: 291

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The Roman Banquet offers the fullest picture of the role of the banquet in Roman life.
Categories: Art

Food in Italy

Food in Italy

Festival food Most Italians are Roman Catholics , and their most important festival
is Holy Week , or Easter . On Good Friday , people take part in street processions
. On Easter Sunday , families get together for a special dinner of feast breads ...

Author: Polly Goodman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404242988

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Provides an overview of food in Italy, including dishes made with such common ingredients as bread, tomatoes, pasta, and cheese, and describes eating customs and food that is served during festivals and other special occasions.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

How Italian Food Conquered the World

How Italian Food Conquered the World

In the cities there were taverns and food stalls, and in Rome, the attractions of the
Coliseum, theater, prostitution, and thievery went hand in hand with gluttony, as
fourth-century historian Ammianus Marcellinus wrote, describing the vices of the
 ...

Author: John F. Mariani

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230112414

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 917

Not so long ago, Italian food was regarded as a poor man's gruel-little more than pizza, macaroni with sauce, and red wines in a box. Here, John Mariani shows how the Italian immigrants to America created, through perseverance and sheer necessity, an Italian-American food culture, and how it became a global obsession. The book begins with the Greek, Roman, and Middle Eastern culinary traditions before the boot-shaped peninsula was even called "Italy," then takes readers on a journey through Europe and across the ocean to America alongside the poor but hopeful Italian immigrants who slowly but surely won over the hearts and minds of Americans by way of their stomachs. Featuring evil villains such as the Atkins diet and French chefs, this is a rollicking tale of how Italian cuisine rose to its place as the most beloved fare in the world, through the lives of the people who led the charge. With savory anecdotes from these top chefs and restaurateurs: - Mario Batali - Danny Meyer - Tony Mantuano - Michael Chiarello - Giada de Laurentiis - Giuseppe Cipriani - Nigella Lawson And the trials and triumphs of these restaurants: - Da Silvano - Spiaggia - Bottega - Union Square Cafe - Maialino - Rao's - Babbo - Il Cantinori
Categories: Cooking

Moveable Feasts

Moveable Feasts

From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, the Incredible Journeys of the Food We
Eat Sarah Murray. aesthetics and image. Taste does not enter into the equation,
at least not until the bottle is safely home (not even the faintest odor of the ...

Author: Sarah Murray

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429970273

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Today the average meal has traveled thousands of miles before reaching the dinner table. How on earth did this happen? In fact, long-distance food is nothing new and, since the earliest times, the things we eat and drink have crossed countries and continents. Through delightful anecdotes and astonishing facts, Moveable Feasts tells their stories. For the ancient Romans, the amphora---a torpedo-shaped pot that fitted snugly into the ship's hold---was the answer to moving millions of tons of olive oil from Spain to Italy. Napoleon offered a reward to anyone who could devise a way of preserving and transporting food for soldiers. (What he got was the tin can.) Today temperature-controlled shipping containers allow companies to send their frozen salmon to China, where it's thawed, filleted, refrozen, and sent back to the United States for sale in supermarkets as "fresh" Atlantic salmon. Combining history, science, and politics, Financial Times writer Sarah Murray provides a fascinating glimpse into the extraordinary odysseys of food from farm to fork. She encounters everything from American grain falling from United Nations planes in Sudan to Mumbai's tiffin men who, using only bicycles, carts, and their feet, deliver more than 170,000 lunches a day. Following the items on a grocery store shopping list, Murray shows how the journeys of food have brought about seismic shifts in economics, politics, and even art. By flying food into Berlin during the 1948 airlift, the Allies kept a city of more than two million alive for more than a year and secured their first Cold War victory, appealing to German hearts and minds---and stomachs. In nineteenth-century Buffalo, the grain elevator (a giant mechanical scooping machine) not only turned the city into one of America's wealthiest, but it also had a profound influence on modern architecture, giving Bauhaus designers an important source of inspiration. In a thought-provoking and highly entertaining account, Moveable Feasts brings an entirely fresh perspective to the subject of food. And today, as global warming makes headlines and concerns mount about the "food miles" clocked by our dinners, Murray poses a contentious question: Is buying local always the most sustainable, ethical choice?
Categories: Social Science

Feast of Sorrow

Feast of Sorrow

But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his dangerous single-mindedness threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome. “A gastronomical delight” (Associated Press), ...

Author: Crystal King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501145155

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 715

Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize A Massachusetts Book Award “Must Read” Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, this “addictively readable first novel” (Kirkus Reviews) features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. In the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar’s reign, Marcus Gavius Apicius has a singular ambition: to serve as culinary adviser to Caesar. To cement his legacy as Rome’s leading epicure, the wealthy Apicius acquires a young chef, Thrasius, for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. Apicius believes that the talented Thrasius is the key to his culinary success, and with the slave’s help he soon becomes known for his lavish parties and sumptuous meals. For his part, Thrasius finds a family among Apicius’s household, which includes his daughter, Apicata; his wife, Aelia; and her handmaiden Passia, with whom Thrasius falls passionately in love. But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his dangerous single-mindedness threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome. “A gastronomical delight” (Associated Press), Feast of Sorrow is a vibrant novel, replete with love and betrayal, politics and intrigue, and sumptuous feasts that bring ancient Rome to life.
Categories: Fiction

Italy

Italy

Family Traditions and Customs Since most Italians are Roman Catholic , many
family traditions revolve around Christian holidays . Ceremonies for baptisms ,
weddings , and funerals take place in churches . In addition to the religious ...

Author: Leslie Favor, Ph.D.

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823938395

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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An overview of the history and culture of Italy and its people including Italy's geography, myths, arts, daily life, education, industry, and government.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Italian Food

Italian Food

IN the past five hundred years no European country has been more written about
than Italy. As the seat of the Vatican, Rome was the great religious centre and
place of pilgrimage, and as the ancient capital of the Roman world, the city, with
its ...

Author: Elizabeth David

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101573846

Category: Cooking

Page: 416

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Elizabeth David's Italian Food was one of the first books to demonstrate the enormous range of Italy's regional cooking. For the foods of Italy, explained David, expanded far beyond minestrone and ravioli, to the complex traditions of Tuscany, Sicily, Lombardy, Umbria, and many other regions. David imparts her knowledge from her many years in Italy, exploring, researching, tasting and testing dishes. Her passion for real food, luscious, hearty, fresh, and totally authentic, will inspire anyone who wishes to recreate the abundant and highly unique regional dishes of Italy. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Cooking

Corinne or Italy tr by E Baldwin and P Driver

Corinne  or  Italy  tr  by E  Baldwin and P  Driver

At Rome feasts are not disturbed at the sight of tombs . The pines and cypresses
which we see at intervals in the smiling landscape also bring back these solemn
memories ; and this contrast produces the TOMBS , CHURCHES , AND ...

Author: Anne Louise Germaine Staël-Holstein (baronne de.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600067120

Category:

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Food and Drink in Antiquity A Sourcebook

Food and Drink in Antiquity  A Sourcebook

feast-day has begun to excite hoarse songs and to crackle with the delightful
complaints of the jesters, then, then, ... was to be found in the numerous
community feasts that occurred throughout the year, especially in Italy and the
Roman West.

Author: John F. Donahue

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441130983

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 364

Interest in food and drink as an academic discipline has been growing significantly in recent years. This sourcebook is a unique asset to many courses on food as it offers a thematic approach to eating and drinking in antiquity. For classics courses focusing on ancient social history to introductory courses on the history of food and drink, as well as those offerings with a strong sociological or anthropological approach this volume provides an unparalleled compilation of essential source material. The chronological scope of the excerpts extends from Homer in the Eighth Century BCE to the Roman emperor Constantine in the Fourth Century CE. Each thematic chapter consists of an introduction along with a bibliography of suggested readings. Translated excerpts are then presented accompanied by an explanatory background paragraph identifying the author and context of each passage. Most of the evidence is literary, but additional sources - inscriptional, legal and religious - are also included.
Categories: History

The Roman Community at Table During the Principate New and Expanded Edition

The Roman Community at Table During the Principate  New and Expanded Edition

But the community banquet flourished as a legitimate social practice beyond
Rome as well . ... during the Principate the lex Irnitana and the decree from Pisa
provide similar witness to the integral role of feasting in the ancient community .

Author: John Donahue

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472113895

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 655

On its initial publication, The Roman Community at Table during the Principate broke new ground with its approach to the integral place of feasting in ancient Roman culture and the unique power of food to unite and to separate its recipients along class lines throughout the Empire. John F. Donahue’s comprehensive examination of areas such as festal terminology, the social roles of benefactors and beneficiaries, the kinds of foods offered at feasts, and the role of public venues in community banquets draws on over three hundred Latin honorary inscriptions to recreate the ancient Roman feast. Illustrations depicting these inscriptions, as well as the food supply trades and various festal venues, bring important evidence to the study of this vital and enduring social practice. A touchstone for scholars, the work remains fresh and relevant. This expanded edition of Donahue’s work includes significant new material on current trends in food studies, including the archaeology and bioarchaeology of ancient food and drink; an additional collection of inscriptions on public banquets from the Roman West; and an extensive bibliography of scholarship produced in the last ten years. It will be of interest not only to classicists and historians of the ancient world, but also to anthropologists and sociologists interested in food and social group dynamics.
Categories: History

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go

415 Calendar of Madonna Holidays and Female Saints' Feast Days may may 4
may 22 July 15 July 26 auguST 12 ... the Madonna all over Italy Saint Monica (
entombed in Rome) Saint Rita of Cascia, Umbria Santa Rosalia of Palermo,
Sicily ...

Author: Susan Van Allen

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361889

Category: Travel

Page: 456

View: 291

Imagine creating your Italian dream vacation with a fun-loving savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear. Go along with writer Susan Van Allen on a femme-friendly ride up and down the boot, to explore this extraordinarily enchanting country where Venus (Vixen Goddess of Love and Beauty) and The Madonna (Nurturing Mother of Compassion) reign side-by-side. With humor, passion, and practical details, this uniquely anecdotal guidebook will enrich your Italian days. Enjoy masterpieces of art that glorify womanly curves, join a cooking class taught by revered grandmas, shop for ceramics, ski in the Dolomites, or paint a Tuscan landscape. Make your vacation a string of Golden Days, by pairing your experience with the very best restaurant nearby, so sensual pleasures harmonize and you simply bask in the glow of bell’Italia. Whatever your mood or budget, whether it’s your first or your twenty-first visit, with 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, Italy opens her heart to you.
Categories: Travel

Italy and Her Invaders

Italy and Her Invaders

Fritigern , who was not yet prepared for an open breach with the Romans , but
nevertheless would fain fortify himself by ... It happened in that miserable time
that the Roman Banquet at general , Lupicinus , invited the kings Alavivus and
nople .

Author: Thomas Hodgkin

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210008142588

Category: Barbarian invasions of Rome

Page: 712

View: 842

Categories: Barbarian invasions of Rome

Italy and Her Invaders pt 1 2 The Visigothic invasion 1892

Italy and Her Invaders  pt  1 2  The Visigothic invasion  1892

Fritigern , who was not yet prepared for an open breach with the Romans , but
nevertheless would fain fortify himself by ... It happened in that miserable time
that the Roman Banquet at general , Lupicinus , invited the kings Alavivus and
nople .

Author: Thomas Hodgkin

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118965461

Category: Europe

Page:

View: 982

Categories: Europe

Reading Planet KS2 A Roman Banquet Level 3 Venus Brown band

Reading Planet KS2   A Roman Banquet   Level 3  Venus Brown band

We're having a big banquet tonight so there is lots to do. 2 Decimus the cook can
be a bit grumpy, but he's. *Salve! (say: Sal-vay) – Ancient Romans spoke Latin.
They greeted each other by saying 'Salve!' In Italy, people still say 'Salve!

Author: Hawys Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781510453746

Category: Education

Page: 32

View: 268

Step back in time to Ancient Rome and meet Marcus – a young servant who lives in the house of an important family. There is going to be a banquet, so Marcus has a busy day ahead! Find out what jobs he has to do and learn more about everyday life in Roman times. You might be surprised that some things aren’t so different from our lives today! A Roman Banquet is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 8-9 years
Categories: Education

General Catalogue of the Public Library of Detroit Mich

General Catalogue of the Public Library of Detroit  Mich

377M34 - Bosco , G . A compendium of Italian history , ROME . from the fall of the
Roman empire : translated - Boissier , G . Rome and Pompeii ... The liturgy in
Rome ; feasts and functions of the church , the ceremonies of holy week .

Author: Detroit Public Library

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNKL16

Category: Dictionary catalogs

Page:

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Categories: Dictionary catalogs

Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism

Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism

Cubberley, Anthony. “Bread-Baking in Ancient Italy: Clibanus and Sub Testu in
the Roman World: Further Thoughts.” In Food in Antiquity, ed. John Wilkins,
David Harvey, and Mike Dobson, 55–68. Exeter, UK: University of Exeter Press,
1996.

Author: Jordan Rosenblum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521195980

Category: History

Page: 223

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Food often defines societies and even civilizations. Through particular commensality restrictions, groups form distinct identities. This identity is enacted daily, turning the biological need to eat into a culturally significant activity. In this book, Jordan D. Rosenblum explores how food regulations and practices helped to construct the identity of early rabbinic Judaism. Bringing together the scholarship of rabbinics with that of food studies, this volume first examines the historical reality of food production and consumption in Roman-era Palestine. It then explores how early rabbinic food regulations created a distinct Jewish, male, and rabbinic identity.
Categories: History

The Final Feast

The Final Feast

CHAPTER 3 Italian Feasting as Represented by Paintings and Artefacts of Iron
Age and Early Roman Italy Table 3 . The portrayal of feasting and wine -. Fig . 3 .
1 Tomb of the Diver , Poseidonia . c . 480 BC Fig . 3 . 2 A banquet scene from the.

Author: Pamela Elizabeth Craven

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015070947265

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 699

An examination of the significant Iron Age amphora burials in north-west Europe in relation to the Mediterranean symposium and feasting ritual.
Categories: Social Science

The Italian Solo Concerto 1700 1760

The Italian Solo Concerto  1700 1760

CHAPTER 7 Rome : Renovating Tradition The Roman musical environment ,
described in Chapter 2 , was quite different ... and Ruspoli , and around the
church performances that attained an elaborate scale on the most important feast
days .

Author: Simon McVeigh

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843830922

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 695

The composition of the solo concerto studied as an evolving debate (rather than a static technique), and for its stylistic features.
Categories: History

The Visual in Sport

The Visual in Sport

The palio race was the culminating, profane event in a series of sacred offerings
and processions, and may have descended from the chariot races held in Roman
Italy for pagan festivals. The governments of such cities as Florence and Siena ...

Author: Mike Huggins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317965459

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 298

View: 486

This comprehensive, novel and exciting interdisciplinary collection brings together leading international authorities from the history of sport, social history, art history, film history, design history, cultural studies and related fields to explore the ways in which visual culture has shaped, and continues to impact upon, our understanding of sport as an integral element within popular culture. Visual representations of sport have previously been little examined and under-exploited by historians, with little focused and rigorous scrutiny of these vital historical documents. This study seeks to redress this balance by engaging with a wide variety of cultural products, ranging from sports stadia and monuments in the public arena, to paintings, prints, photographs, posters, stamps, design artefacts, films and political cartoons. By examining the contexts of both the production and reception of this historical evidence, and highlighting the multiple meanings and social significance of this body of work, the collection provides original, powerful and stimulating insights into the ways in which visual material assists our knowledge and understanding of sport. This collection will facilitate researchers, publishers and others with an interest in sport to move beyond traditional text-based scholarship and appreciate the powerful imagery of sport in new ways. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Food of Italy

The Food of Italy

The gastronomic reputation of ancient Rome rests on the accounts of its
spectacular feasting . But the Roman banquet , or , if you prefer , the Roman orgy
, was an exceptional though conspicuous feature of Roman life . Only 200
families of ...

Author: Waverley Root

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: UOM:39015060627372

Category: Cooking

Page: 750

View: 499

Line drawings and maps supplement this study of the preparation, harvesting, and consumption of food in Italy
Categories: Cooking