Garlic and Oil: Food and Politics in Italy
by Carol F Helstosky (9781859738955)

Garlic and Oil: Food and Politics in Italy
 
Carol F Helstosky
Release Date: 01 December 2005
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
Category: Italy
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 9781859738955
ISBN-10: 1859738958



Pasta, cappuccino, olive oil--Italian food is a favorite in our cafes, restaurants and homes. But what is the history of Italian cuisine? And where do we get our notions about Italian food? Contrary to popular belief, the Italian diet was inadequate and unchanging for many decades. Successive political regimes--liberal, fascist, democratic--struggled to improve eating habits, shaping not only Italian cuisine but Italian identity. This book reveals the harsh reality behind the myths surrounding this highly-romanticized cuisine.

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