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This book is a very interesting read but definitely hard to explain its style.
In short, that to truly understand ourselves , we need to understand the things that are so common that we scarcely notice them at all.
I'd recommend this book to anyone with a penchant for non-fiction, particularly a food lover, a history buff, or a science buff.
Really enjoyed this book-even as a chef there is always more to learn. It answers questions I didn't even know I had and certainly helped clarify some of the reasons why we are... Read morePublished 21 days ago by David S. Cherington
This is a fascinating view of common foods, including where they came from, why they became popular, and what we think of them today. The history of each one is very specific.Published on March 15, 2012 by shetetewr
A quirky, very informative book about the foods we eat. I found it very, very interesting.Published on September 13, 2010 by Little Red Hen
This 1986 book has spawned many children, as some reviewers have noted. I read Visser's book because it was, as far as I know, the first of its kind. Read morePublished on January 28, 2010 by J. Tullis
I am not enjoying this book - lots of barely organized trivia without depth or detail, and I keep coming on items that I'm not sure agree with currently known information. Read morePublished on December 31, 2009 by Lisa
I loved The Rituals of Dinner but found this book tedious and difficult to read.Published on November 27, 2009 by SMK
This book is a very interesting read but definitely hard to explain its style. If you like trivia and history about food you will probably like it. Read morePublished on November 2, 2008 by joyful
I enjoyed much of the books unique structure, explaining the history of a single meal by diving back into the history of the nine primary components of that meal. Read morePublished on May 24, 2008 by Ross Bagley
This is a fascinating book, interesting for anyone who is curious about what we eat, and why.Published on October 29, 2007 by F. Vidockler