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Consuming Passions by Philippa Pullar 1977


Title: Consuming Passions
Author: Philippa Pullar
Publisher: Book Club Associates
Publication Date: 1977
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. In dust-jacket, clean pages.

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Reader's note

Our vintage books make beautiful literary gifts. Consuming Passions by Philippa Pullar is a delightful dose of nostalgia and a lovely gift for you or your favourite bookworm. In this age of convenience food, one may look back on the past with envy. The luxury of the Romans, for whom eating and sex (often conducted simultaneously) allayed life's boredom; the sumptuous variety of the Middle Ages; the glittering dining tables of wealthy Victorians and Edwardians: was their cuisine really better, or simply more self-indulgent? In Consuming Passions, Philippa Pullar gives us an absorbing and often hilarious history of English appetite. From Roman orgies to Puritanism, from the great class divide of the 19th century to the egalitarian seventies, she explores English eating habits in all their diversity, demonstrating the surprising parallels between food, religion, and sex. A gem among a bounty of stunning vintage books and classic novels on our online used bookstore.