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Savory suppers and fashionable feasts : dining in Victorian America, Susan Williams

Label
Savory suppers and fashionable feasts : dining in Victorian America
Title
Savory suppers and fashionable feasts
Title remainder
dining in Victorian America
Statement of responsibility
Susan Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Savory Suppers and Fashionable Feasts offers a delightfully flavorful tour of dining in America during the second half of the nineteenth century. Susan Williams investigates the manners and morals of that era by looking at its eating customs and cooking methods. As she reveals, genteel dining became an increasingly important means of achieving social stability during a period when Americans were facing significant changes on a variety of fronts - social, cultural, intellectual, technological, and demographic." "Focusing on the rapidly expanding middle class, Williams not only examines mealtime rituals, but she looks at the material culture of Victorian dining: the furniture, the furnishings, and the growing array of accouterments - from asparagus tongs to sardine servers and lace doilies - that supported genteel expectations for tableside behavior. She also explores changing ideas about meals - how they fit into the daily schedule and what kinds of food and drink came to characterize specific meals and menus. Complementing Williams's analysis and descriptions is a lavish array of illustrations, as well as a rich sampling of recipes from the diaries and cookbooks of the era. The result is at once an informative look at life in Victorian America and a sumptuous celebration of a key moment in the country's culinary experience."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
394.1/2/097309034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX715
LC item number
.W7293 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Savory suppers and fashionable feasts : dining in Victorian America, Susan Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With a new introduction"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Proper and Prosperous: The Victorian Middle Class -- 2. The Mandates of Manners: Etiquette of the Table -- 3. The Altar of Gastronomy: Dining Rooms and Their Furnishings -- 4. The Bountiful Pantry: Fashions in Food and Drink -- 5. Front Soup Tureen to Pudding Dish -- Breakfast -- Lunch -- Dinner -- Tea -- Supper -- Holidays and Special Occasions -- Table of Weights and Measures -- Beverages -- Breakfast Cakes, Muffins, Tea Cakes, and Bread -- Breakfast Cereals and Porridges -- Eggs and Egg Dishes -- Soups -- Fish -- Removes: Meat, Game, and Poultry -- Entrees -- Vegetables -- Salads -- Provisions for Picnics -- Kickshaws, Pickles and Relishes -- Fruit and Preserves -- Desserts -- Treats
Control code
ocm32511862
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st paper ed.
Extent
xxviii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780870499128
Lccn
95004391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) 235209
Label
Savory suppers and fashionable feasts : dining in Victorian America, Susan Williams
Publication
Note
"With a new introduction"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Proper and Prosperous: The Victorian Middle Class -- 2. The Mandates of Manners: Etiquette of the Table -- 3. The Altar of Gastronomy: Dining Rooms and Their Furnishings -- 4. The Bountiful Pantry: Fashions in Food and Drink -- 5. Front Soup Tureen to Pudding Dish -- Breakfast -- Lunch -- Dinner -- Tea -- Supper -- Holidays and Special Occasions -- Table of Weights and Measures -- Beverages -- Breakfast Cakes, Muffins, Tea Cakes, and Bread -- Breakfast Cereals and Porridges -- Eggs and Egg Dishes -- Soups -- Fish -- Removes: Meat, Game, and Poultry -- Entrees -- Vegetables -- Salads -- Provisions for Picnics -- Kickshaws, Pickles and Relishes -- Fruit and Preserves -- Desserts -- Treats
Control code
ocm32511862
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st paper ed.
Extent
xxviii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780870499128
Lccn
95004391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) 235209

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