Engagingly written and fully illustrated, Fast and Feast explores the medieval approach to food, its preparation, and its presentation. Since attitudes toward food were shaped by the religious and social ideas of the period, the medieval perspective is clearly developed for the modern reader and, in turn, sheds light on the character of life in the Middle Ages. The subject is examined from the varied points of view of all concerned: host, guest, cook, and servant. Bridget Ann Henisch draws her material from a wide range ...

Fast & Feast-Ppr. 1990, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271004242

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