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Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
(p.290) Conclusion
Source:
Eating the Enlightenment
Author(s):
E.C. Spary
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226768885.003.0008

This chapter argues that food seems to be a domain in which everybody feels they are an expert, and that ordinary eaters should be responsible for making the right food choices for their own daily consumption. It demonstrates the historical significance of food, including its ephemeral, transient, and perishable qualities. It also explains that the history of food demands attention to the changing relationship between matter, knowledge, and meaning.

Keywords:   food, history of food, food choices, daily consumption

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