Let the Meatballs Rest: Food, Culture, and History

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Massimo Montanari talks about the phenomenon of food culture, food lore, cooking methods, and eating habits throughout history. In Let the Meatballs Rest, he talks about how humans have cooked over time, the gastronomy of famine, the science of flavors, the customs of the table, and the ever-evolving identity of food.


Massimo Montanari

Comments [4]

Tony from Canarsie

Omesh Persaud -- Offhand, I recommend Reay Tannahill's entertaining and informative "Food In History."

Jan. 10 2013 01:06 PM
Omesh Persaud from New York, NY

This sounds like a great read. Sadly it doesn't sound like it touches on non-European food history. Would have loved to read a volume about world food history across all of the world's diverse cultures, including the multitude of Asian and African cuisines.

Jan. 10 2013 12:53 PM
Wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

What our tables tell us is how cruel we are as humans. We have those meatballs because we kill nonhuman animals who want to live as much as you and I.

Jan. 10 2013 12:47 PM
Marcelo from Park Slope

Alicia Menendez, you're awesome! You should have your own show!

Jan. 10 2013 12:44 PM

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