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Author Boisard, Pierre.

Title Camembert : a national myth / Pierre Boisard ; translated from the French by Richard Miller.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  637.353 BOIS    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Camembert. English.
Physical description xiii, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Series California studies in food and culture ; 4.
California studies in food and culture ; 4.
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, pages 227-239.
Contents Preface. Opening the Box -- 1. A Myth Is Born -- 2. Marie Harel and Her Descendants -- 3. Camembert Goes National -- 4. The Reign of the Great Families -- 5. The War of the Two Camemberts -- 6. The Image of Camembert -- 7. Permanence of the Myth.
Summary "Camembert: delectably fragrant, creamy centered, neatly boxed is the most popular and famous French cheese. In this witty and entertaining book, Pierre Boisard investigates the history of Camembert and its legend. He considers the transformation of France's cheese making industry and along the way gives a highly selective yet richly detailed history of France, from the Revolution to the European Union. Camembert: A National Myth waives together culinary and social history in a fascinating tale about the changing nature of food, with implications for every modern consumer."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Camembert cheese -- History.
Cheese industry -- France -- History.
ISBN 0520225503 (cloth : alk. paper)