Last week I was musing about the claim, often made by social scientists, that tastes are a reflection of social class or moral conviction rather than
One obstacle to the study of food and wine aesthetics is the complicating role of social class and moral judgment in explaining food preferences. Is
The art of cooking used to be firmly rooted in local traditions. In Culture and Cuisine: A Journey Through the History of Food, Jean-Francois Revel
What did the wines that stimulated conversation in Plato’s Symposium taste like? Or the clam chowder in Moby Dick, the “brown and yellow meats” served
Cooking is an art mired in tradition. Each nation has its food rules encrusted with the patina of age and each region within each nation
Epicurus, the Roman philosopher who lent his name to the pursuit of the pleasures of food, was not merely a philosopher who also loved food.