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Tasting French Terroir: The History of an Idea

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by Thomas Parker
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Tasting French Terroir: The History of an Idea by Thomas Parker

This book explores the origins and significance of the French concept of terroir, demonstrating that the way the French eat their food and drink their wine today derives from a cultural mythology that developed between the Renaissance and the Revolution. Through close readings and an examination of little-known texts from diverse disciplines, Thomas Parker traces terroir's evolution, providing insight into how gastronomic mores were linked to aesthetics in language, horticulture, and painting and how the French used the power of place to define the natural world, explain comportment, and frame France as a nation.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 248
Size: 4.9 MB
Publisher: University of California Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 2370006521877 (DRM-EPUB)

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