"Garlic and Oil, Food and Politics in Italy"

By: Carol Helstosky

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"Garlic & Oil, Food and Politics in Italy, Carol Helstosky, Berg, Oxford, 2004. Chronicling the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, the author argues that politics dramatically affected the nature of Italian cuisine and food habits. Contrary to popular belief, the Italian diet was inadequate and unchanging for many decades. Drawing on the writings of scientific professionals, domestic economists, government officials, and consumers, the author shows how the miserable diet of so many Italians became the subject of political debate and eventually, the target of government intervention. As successive regimes liberal, fascist, democratic struggled with the question of how to improve peoples eating habits, their actions purposefully and inadvertently affected what and how much Italians ate, shaping not only the foundations of Italian cuisine, but also the nature of Italian identity. Near fine with near fine dj,"

Title: "Garlic and Oil, Food and Politics in Italy"

Author Name: Carol Helstosky

Edition: First

Location Published: Oxford, Berg: 2004

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition: Near fine

Jacket Condition: near fine

Categories: History, Food, Italian

Seller ID: 101508