The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners by Margaret Visser

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The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners

'“Visser writes with as much scholarly wit about dinner and dinner parties—what we put in our mouths, and why and with whom—as any writer alive. . . . The Rituals of Dinner . . . is as crisp and tasty as [it was] the day it was published.” —The New York Times   “An illuminating approach to the history of mankind.” —The New Yorker   “The breadth of her knowledge is impressive, and she is irrepressibly enthusiastic about her subject.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)   “[A] banquet of a book.” —Publishers Weekly   “Visser offers a balanced explanation of how and why rules governing eating arose and why they persist. . . . [She] has collected a wealth of information from a varied list of sources, making her book a valuable document.” —Library Journal   “Another feast for trivia-blotters with a taste for class.” —Kirkus Reviews'
'“Visser writes with as much scholarly wit about dinner and dinner parties—what we put in our mouths, and why and with whom—as any writer alive. . . . The Rituals of Dinner . . . is as crisp and tasty as [it was] the day it was published.” —The New York Times   “An illuminating approach to the history of mankind.” —The New Yorker   “The breadth of her knowledge is impressive, and she is irrepressibly enthusiastic about her subject.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)   “[A] banquet of a book.” —Publishers Weekly   “Visser offers a balanced explanation of how and why rules governing eating arose and why they persist. . . . [She] has collected a wealth of information from a varied list of sources, making her book a valuable document.” —Library Journal   “Another feast for trivia-blotters with a taste for class.” —Kirkus Reviews'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504011693 Pages: 470