Tasting French Terroir

Tasting French Terroir

Author: Thomas Parker

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520961333

Category: Cooking

Page: 248

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This book explores the origins and significance of the French concept of terroir, demonstrating that the way the French eat their food and drink their wine today derives from a cultural mythology that developed between the Renaissance and the Revolution. Through close readings and an examination of little-known texts from diverse disciplines, Thomas Parker traces terroir’s evolution, providing insight into how gastronomic mores were linked to aesthetics in language, horticulture, and painting and how the French used the power of place to define the natural world, explain comportment, and frame France as a nation.
Tasting French Terroir
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Thomas Parker
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-01 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

This book explores the origins and significance of the French concept of terroir, demonstrating that the way the French eat their food and drink their wine today derives from a cultural mythology that developed between the Renaissance and the Revolution. Through close readings and an examination of little-known texts from
Land and Wine
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Charles Frankel
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-05 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

A tour of the French winemaking regions to illustrate how the soil, underlying bedrock, relief, and microclimate shape the personality of a wine. For centuries, France has long been the world’s greatest wine-producing country. Its wines are the global gold standard, prized by collectors, and its winemaking regions each offer
Terror and terroir
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Andrew W. M. Smith
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-19 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

Terror and terroir investigates the Comité Régional d'Action Viticole (CRAV), a loose affiliation of militant winegrowers in the sun-drenched, southern vineyards of the Languedoc. Since 1961, they have fought to protect their livelihood. They were responsible for sabotage, bombings, hijackings and even the shooting of a policeman. Against the backdrop
Wine and Place
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Tim Patterson, John Buechsenstein
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-02 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

The concept of terroir is one of the most celebrated and controversial subjects in wine today. Most will agree that well-made wine has the capacity to express “somewhereness,” a set of consistent aromatics, flavors, or textures that amount to a signature expression of place. But for every advocate there is
Artificial Color
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Catherine Keyser
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-24 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In Artificial Color, Catherine Keyser examines the early twentieth century phenomenon, wherein US writers became fascinated with modern food--global geographies, nutritional theories, and technological innovations. African American literature of the 1920s and 1930s uses new food technologies as imaginative models for resisting and recasting oppressive racial categories. In his masterwork