A brilliant and insightful analysis of the culture of the dinner table and all that the elements of it mean. Everything from the evolution of the fork to the significance of seating arrangements is discussed in vivid detail.
Table manner and rituals are a language that convey our culture and our upbringing. The Rituals of Dinner by Margaret Visser is a reference source for anyone looking to study the topic. If you have a general interest in the topic, you may find yourself skimming the book or looking for a different one. Should you choose to read it, you will never sit down to dinner quite the same way again.
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Reviewed based on a publishers galley received through NetGalley