By Marie Drews, Monika Elbert

Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature examines the preponderance of meals imagery in nineteenth-century literary texts. Contributors to this quantity research the social, political, and cultural implications of scenes related to foodstuff and eating and illustrate how “aesthetic” notions of culinary guidance are usually undercut by way of the particular practices of cooking and consuming. As individuals interrogate the values and meanings in the back of culinary discourses, they complicate average notions approximately American id and query the ability constitution in the back of nutrients creation and intake.

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