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Title: Editorial : Food : concepts, values and significance
Other Titles: Food as 'voice' - proceedings of history week 2017
Authors: Buttigieg, Noel
Cassar, George
Keywords: Food habits -- Malta -- History
Food -- History -- Malta
Gastronomy -- Malta -- History
Cooking, Maltese
Malta -- Social life and customs
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Malta Historical Society
Citation: Buttigieg, N., & Cassar, G. (2020). Editorial : Food : concepts, values and significance. In N. Buttigieg & G. Cassar (Eds.), Food as 'voice' - proceedings of history week 2017 (pp. vii-xv). Malta: Malta Historical Society.
Abstract: No food, no life, no history. This is an undeniable truth. Food and the history of humankind are inseparable; one may say that they ‘feed’ on each other. Food is a primary necessity. The acquisition and preparation of food has held a central position in the development of societies, from prehistoric times to the present day. As the French epicure Jean-Anthelme Brillant-Savarin claims, ‘Gastronomy governs the whole life of man.’ Food formed the basis of the greatest social revolution in history, while laying down the most basic foundations of those structures and institutions we today refer to as ‘civilization’.
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