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

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  • ISBN 10 0670847011
  • ISBN 13 9780670847013
  • Published Sep 03 1992
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 448
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint Viking

Publishers Text

This is an exploration of our eating rituals - how we invite and seat people, how, and how much, we serve them, what we eat with and how the guests depart. Forks, which took eight centuries to become common utensils beside the plate, which itself began as a four-day-old slice of bread, provide a fascinating example of the evolution of social propriety.

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