Cheese, Pears, & History in a Proverb

Cheese Pears History in a Proverb Do not let the peasant know how good cheese is with pears goes the old saying Intrigued by these words and their portent Massimo Montanari unravels their origin and utility Perusing archival cookbook

  • Title: Cheese, Pears, & History in a Proverb
  • Author: Massimo Montanari Beth A. Brombert
  • ISBN: 9780231152501
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Do not let the peasant know how good cheese is with pears goes the old saying Intrigued by these words and their portent, Massimo Montanari unravels their origin and utility Perusing archival cookbooks, agricultural and dietary treatises, literary works, and anthologies of beloved sayings, he finds in the nobility s demanding palates and delicate stomachs a compelling Do not let the peasant know how good cheese is with pears goes the old saying Intrigued by these words and their portent, Massimo Montanari unravels their origin and utility Perusing archival cookbooks, agricultural and dietary treatises, literary works, and anthologies of beloved sayings, he finds in the nobility s demanding palates and delicate stomachs a compelling recipe for social conduct.At first, cheese and its visceral, earthy pleasures were treated as the food of Polyphemus, the uncivilized man beast The pear, on the other hand, became the symbol of ephemeral, luxuriant pleasure an indulgence of the social elite Joined together, cheese and pears adopted an exclusive savoir faire, especially as the natural phenomenon of taste evolved into a cultural attitude Montanari s delectable history straddles written and oral traditions, economic and social relations, and thrills in the power of mental representation His ultimate discovery shows that the enduring proverb, so wrapped up in history, operates not only as a repository of shared wisdom but also as a rich locus of social conflict.

    What cheese with pears Cheese Chowhound Feb , The classic Milanese combination is pears, walnuts, and gorgonzola I add diced celery and a dressing of mayo and fat greek yogurt for my modified Waldorf salad Super easy and raves from all ranges I add diced celery and a dressing of mayo and Best Pears and Cheese Pairings Cheeseboard Ideas Stemilt Oct , Pears and cheese are a match made in cheeseboard heaven The combination of textures and flavors work perfectly in a number of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and desserts However, there s such a wide variety of cheeses available in stores these days that finding the best pears and cheese pairings and deciding which ones to use may feel a bit overwhelming. Pear, Cheese, and Wine Pairing usapears Pear, Cheese, and Wine Pairing They are a welcome addition to entrees, breads, salads, appetizers and desserts and are delicious fresh or cooked in a variety of ways Pears take on a new character when combined with cheese and wine The flavor, scent, and texture of each pear variety enhances both wine and cheese flavors, Pear and Cheese Pairings Cabot Creamery Pear Cheese Pairings A Healthy Choice Pears are an excellent source of fiber, offering % of the recommended daily value per medium sized pear, and they re a good source of vitamin C, too Cheese is a great source of calcium, one of the key nutrients that helps to keep bones and teeth strong. Best Pear Cheese Appetizer Recipes Yummly The Best Pear Cheese Appetizer Recipes on Yummly Pear Blue Cheese Appetizers, Pears And Blue Cheese Appetizer, Pear Goat Cheese Appetizer Sign Up Log In My Feed Articles Plan Shop Browse Saved Recipes Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese Recipe Ina Garten Food In the s, it was impossible to order pears or fresh fruit and have them shipped

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    One Reply to “Cheese, Pears, & History in a Proverb”

    1. This is another example I’m afraid where I purchased a book on a whim. I just happened to be looking at a friend’s books and saw this title and it immediately took my interest. I love cheese, pears, proverbs and I just happen to like Massimo Montanari, a “Professor of Medieval History at Bologna University and one of the leading world experts in food, history and culture”.This book began very slowly and I thought that I had made a mistake in acquiring it but it soon gathered momentum. Al [...]

    2. Come prendere un proverbio notissimo e dipingere grazie a esso un affresco della società europea nello svolgersi di alcuni secoli. Un dotto divertissement che avvince dall'inizio alla fine.

    3. Chi l'avrebbe mai detto che un semplice proverbio potesse dare il via ad una tale mole di informazioni? Ed invece partendo proprio dal semplice (per noi) abbinamento "pere e formaggio" l'autore ha sviscerato tutta una serie di nozioni culinarie, culturali e tradizionali riguardanti la vita nei secoli passati che non ti aspetteresti e che spesso ti apre un mondo su quanto diamo ora per scontati certi cibi e pietanze.A tratti forse è stato un po' ridondante e prolisso, ma nel complesso l'ho trova [...]

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