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Lunch: A History (The Meals Series)

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Lunch has never been just a meal; the meal most often eaten in public, lunch has a long tradition of establishing social status and cementing alliances. From the ploughman s lunch in the field to the power lunch at the Four Seasons, the particulars of lunch decisions where, with whom, and what we eat often mark our place in the world. Lunch itself has galvanized political ...more
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published March 6th 2014 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 2014)
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Rebecca Foster
“Never ‘just lunch,’ this midday meal globally is a nexus of municipal politics, cultural adventure, and assimilation both into and out of dominant national foodways.” (Cultural histories do make silly, overblown statements.) Yet it cannot be denied that lunch is much more than “just a bite to eat, nothing special, only twenty minutes.” This book will convince you that both class and gender influence our eating choices in ways you might never imagine.

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Lunch feels like an academic paper, and it wasn’t until I treated it like one that I started to enjoy it. I also only dared to read this after a meal, or else my stomach would start growling from the numerous descriptions of food, food, and more food.

Introduction
Lunch provides a history of lunch, from how the term began to be used to the diversity of lunch fare across the world. Elias has included further sections on how lunch is taken at home and away from home, as well as how lunch is portra
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I enjoyed how this book teaches more about the origins of lunch and the paintings that were included.
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Excellent dive into the wonderful world of lunch!
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