The Picnic: A History

Rowman & Littlefield
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Picnics are happy occasions and have always been a diversion from every day cares. We think of the picnic as an outdoor meal, set on a blanket, usually in the middle of the day, featuring a hamper filled with tasty morsels and perhaps a bottle of wine, but historically picnics came in many forms, served any time of the day. This first culinary history reveals rustic outdoor dining in its more familiar and unusual forms, the history of the word itself, the cultural context of picnics and who arranged them, and, most important, the gastronomic appeal. Drawing on various media and literature, painting, music, and even sculpture, Walter Levy provides an engaging and enlightening history of the picnic.
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About the author

Walter Levy is professor emeritus of English, Pace University. He has written extensively on picnics.
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Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield
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Published on
Nov 26, 2013
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Pages
216
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ISBN
9780759121829
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Language
English
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Genres
Cooking / History
History / Social History
Social Science / Agriculture & Food
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