The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature
Free Press, 1994 - 248 pagini
What is the full meaning of eating? What does it reveal about the soul? What is the meaning of human omnivorousness and the myriad customs that refine human eating, transforming animal feeding into human dining? This book examines the phenomena of eating, natural and cultural - from metabolism, appetite, and taste, to hospitality, table manners, and the ritual meal, and reveals how eating not only feeds the body but also nourishes the soul.
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The human mouth — still the organ of ingestion , taste , and mastication — has
acquired the flexibility and subtle mobility to serve the expression of emotions
and especially the articulation of speech . Where sight once served the mouth ,
... and flowers , provides also a feast for the eyes , as will the attractive
presentation of the feast itself , whether on serving platters or individual dishes .
... Several possible purposes could be served in arranged seating : 168 · The
When the main course is served the general sits transfixed . He remembers a
dinner that had been given in his honor , at which the same " incredibly
recherché and palatable dish ” had been served . His host , a certain Colonel
Galliffet , had ...
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Doctor-turned-teacher Kass (Committee on Social Thought/Univ. of Chicago) serves up a stimulating treatise on the anthropology and ethics of eating. In the tradition of ancient philosophers of the ... Citiți recenzia completă