Anglophone cookbooks and the making of the Mediterranean

  title={Anglophone cookbooks and the making of the Mediterranean},
  author={Harry Eli Kashdan},
  journal={Food and Foodways},
  pages={1 - 19}
  • H. Kashdan
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • History, Art
  • Food and Foodways
ABSTRACT The Anglophone cookbook writers Elizabeth David, Claudia Roden, and Paula Wolfert situate Mediterranean cookery at the intersection of science, history, literature, and art. In conversation with one another they build a discourse of Mediterranean food that binds up cooking and eating with cultural identity. To establish their authority as experts over the wide and varied Mediterranean zone, David, Roden, and Wolfert reach for an elusive unity across the sea, presupposing not only a… 

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