Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
Open Road Media 2015
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description

A New York Times Notable Book: A renowned scholar explores the way we eat across cultures and throughout history.
From the wild parties of ancient Greece to the strictures of an Upper East Side meal to the ritualistic feasts of cannibals, Margaret Visser takes us on a fascinating journey through the diverse practices, customs, and taboos that define how and why we prepare and consume food the way we do.
With keen insights into small details we take for granted, such as the origins of forks and chopsticks or why tablecloths exist, and examinations of broader issues like the economic implications of dining etiquette, Visser scrutinizes table manners across eras and oceans, offering an intimate new understanding of eating both as a biological necessity and a cultural phenomenon.
Witty and impeccably researched, The Rituals of Dinner is a captivating blend of folklore, sociology, history, and humor. In the words of the New York Times Book Review, "Read it, because you'll never look at a table knife the same way again."

Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
06/23/2015
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781504011693
ASIN:
B00X4YMQJ2
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Margaret Visser. (2015). The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners. Open Road Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Margaret Visser. 2015. The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners. Open Road Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Margaret Visser, The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners. Open Road Media, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Margaret Visser. The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners. Open Road Media, 2015. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
84112cec-d355-308b-4fd4-62a9bf1b8c0a
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 15:13:07
Date Updated:
Dec 08, 2020 17:40:22
Last Metadata Check:
Oct 24, 2021 03:09:23
Last Metadata Change:
Oct 24, 2021 03:09:23
Last Availability Check:
Oct 24, 2021 03:09:27
Last Availability Change:
May 20, 2021 20:19:30
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Oct 26, 2021 02:08:55

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/2363-1/{1E9DC100-5902-4D06-BDBE-87AC696EA2D0}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/2363-1/{1E9DC100-5902-4D06-BDBE-87AC696EA2D0}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/2363-1/1E9/DC1/00/{1E9DC100-5902-4D06-BDBE-87AC696EA2D0}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/2363-1/1E9/DC1/00/{1E9DC100-5902-4D06-BDBE-87AC696EA2D0}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781504011693
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B00X4YMQJ2
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781504011693
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Margaret Visser
title
The Rituals of Dinner
dateAdded
2016-11-28T12:53:00-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=2205368
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151
sortTitle
Rituals of Dinner The Origins Evolution Eccentricities and Meaning of Table Manners
crossRefId
2205368
subtitle
The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners
id
1e9dc100-5902-4d06-bdbe-87ac696ea2d0
starRating
4.3

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/2363-1/{1E9DC100-5902-4D06-BDBE-87AC696EA2D0}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/2363-1/{1E9DC100-5902-4D06-BDBE-87AC696EA2D0}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/2363-1/1E9/DC1/00/{1E9DC100-5902-4D06-BDBE-87AC696EA2D0}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/2363-1/1E9/DC1/00/{1E9DC100-5902-4D06-BDBE-87AC696EA2D0}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: RitualsofDinnerTheOriginsEvolutionEcc9781504011693
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 1296611
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781504011693
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 1
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 06/23/2015
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/rituals-of-dinner-1e9dc1?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: RitualsofDinnerTheOriginsEvolutionEcc9781504011693
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B00X4YMQJ2
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 06/23/2015
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/rituals-of-dinner-1e9dc1?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: RitualsofDinnerTheOriginsEvolutionEcc9781504011693
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 684689
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781504011693
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 06/23/2015
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/rituals-of-dinner-1e9dc1?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
keywords
      • value: Ancient Greece
      • value: Cooking
      • value: culture
      • value: Ancient History
      • value: customs
      • value: entertaining
      • value: eating habits
      • value: cannibalism
      • value: cannibals
      • value: Dining
      • value: meals
      • value: educational
      • value: History
      • value: Humorous
      • value: Sociology
      • value: social science
      • value: modern history
      • value: cultural differences
      • value: food history
      • value: culinary history
      • value: food rituals
      • value: East vs. West
      • value: table manners
      • value: domestic history
      • value: humorous nonfiction
      • value: anthropology of eating
      • value: cultural behavior
      • value: customs and traditions
      • value: dining customs
      • value: dining customs around the world
      • value: dining customs through history
      • value: eastern manners
      • value: eating behavior
      • value: eating customs
      • value: eating rituals
      • value: entertaining books
      • value: entertaining guides
      • value: food book
      • value: food books
      • value: food nonfiction
      • value: food non-fiction
      • value: food related traditions
      • value: foodie history
      • value: fun and education
      • value: Grecian parties
      • value: history of eating
      • value: history of table manners
      • value: informative and entertaining
      • value: international table manners
      • value: Margaret vissar
      • value: Margaret visser
      • value: multicultural cuisine
      • value: origins of etiquette
      • value: origins of table manners
      • value: party etiquette
      • value: party manners
      • value: social behaviors
      • value: sociology of eating
      • value: study of eating
      • value: study of table manners
      • value: table etiquette
      • value: table manners in other countries
      • value: table manners in other cultures
      • value: tablesetting
      • value: western manners
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Visser Margaret
      • bioText:

        Margaret Visser writes on the history, anthropology, and mythology of everyday life. Her most recent book is The Gift of Thanks. Her previous works, Much Depends on Dinner, The Rituals of Dinner, The Way We Are, and The Geometry of Love, have all been bestsellers and have won major international awards, including the 1989 Glenfiddich Award for Food Book of the Year in Britain and the International Association of Culinary Professionals' Literary Food Writing Award and Jane Grigson Award. In 2002, Visser gave the Massey Lectures on CBC Radio, subsequently published as the bestselling book Beyond Fate.


        Visser's works have been translated into French, German, Dutch, Chinese, Italian, and Portuguese. She appears frequently on radio and television and has lectured extensively in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. She divides her time between Toronto, Paris, and southwest France.

      • name: Margaret Visser
subjects
      • value: Cooking & Food
      • value: Sociology
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDate
2015-06-23T05:00:00+01:00
publishDateText
06/23/2015
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

A New York Times Notable Book: A renowned scholar explores the way we eat across cultures and throughout history.
From the wild parties of ancient Greece to the strictures of an Upper East Side meal to the ritualistic feasts of cannibals, Margaret Visser takes us on a fascinating journey through the diverse practices, customs, and taboos that define how and why we prepare and consume food the way we do.
With keen insights into small details we take for granted, such as the origins of forks and chopsticks or why tablecloths exist, and examinations of broader issues like the economic implications of dining etiquette, Visser scrutinizes table manners across eras and oceans, offering an intimate new understanding of eating both as a biological necessity and a cultural phenomenon.
Witty and impeccably researched, The Rituals of Dinner is a captivating blend of folklore, sociology, history, and humor. In the words of the New York Times Book...

isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Rituals of Dinner
fullDescription

A New York Times Notable Book: A renowned scholar explores the way we eat across cultures and throughout history.
From the wild parties of ancient Greece to the strictures of an Upper East Side meal to the ritualistic feasts of cannibals, Margaret Visser takes us on a fascinating journey through the diverse practices, customs, and taboos that define how and why we prepare and consume food the way we do.
With keen insights into small details we take for granted, such as the origins of forks and chopsticks or why tablecloths exist, and examinations of broader issues like the economic implications of dining etiquette, Visser scrutinizes table manners across eras and oceans, offering an intimate new understanding of eating both as a biological necessity and a cultural phenomenon.
Witty and impeccably researched, The Rituals of Dinner is a captivating blend of folklore, sociology, history, and humor. In the words of the New York Times Book Review, "Read it, because you'll never look at a table knife the same way again."

sortTitle
Rituals of Dinner The Origins Evolution Eccentricities and Meaning of Table Manners
crossRefId
2205368
subtitle
The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners
popularity
37
publisher
Open Road Media
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/1e9dc100-5902-4d06-bdbe-87ac696ea2d0/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
1e9dc100-5902-4d06-bdbe-87ac696ea2d0
starRating
4.5