In the Restaurant: From Michelin stars to fast food; what eating out tells us about who we are

In the Restaurant: From Michelin stars to fast food; what eating out tells us about who we are (Paperback)

By Christoph Ribbat 
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9781782273110
No. of Pages: 224
Binding: Paperback
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About The Book

The restaurant is where we go to celebrate, to experience pleasure, to show off - or, sometimes, just because we're hungry. But these temples of gastronomy hide countless stories.
This is the tale of the restaurant in all its guises, from the first formal establishments in eighteenth-century Paris serving 'restorative' bouillon, to today's new Nordic cuisine, via grand Viennese cafes and humble fast food joints. Here are tales of cooks who spend hours arranging rose petals for Michelin stars, of the university that teaches the consistency of the perfect shake, of the lunch counter that sparked a protest movement, of the writers - from Proust to George Orwell - who have been inspired or outraged by the restaurant's secrets.
As this dazzlingly entertaining, eye-opening book shows, the restaurant is where performance, fashion, commerce, ritual, class, work and desire all come together. Through its windows, we can glimpse the world.

About The Author

Christoph Ribbat (b. 1968) has held teaching and research positions in Bochum, Boston and Basel, and is now Professor of American Studies at the University of Paderborn.

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Title: In the Restaurant: From Michelin stars to fast food; what eating out tells us about who we are
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Author: Christoph Ribbat
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9781782273110
No. of Pages: 224
Binding: Paperback

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