ISBN-10: 1138569690

ISBN-13: 9781138569690

ISBN-10: 1138569704

ISBN-13: 9781138569706

A pea soda. An apple balloon. A cotton sweet picnic. a paranormal mole. those are only a handful of examples of mimetic delicacies, a various set of culinary practices during which cooks and artists deal with nutrition as a way of illustration. As theatricalised tremendous eating and using nutrition in theatrical events either develop in popularity, Alimentary Performances traces the origins and implications of nutrients as a mimetic medium, used to mimic, symbolize, and suppose a task in either theatrical and broader functionality situations. 
Kristin Hunt's wealthy and wide-ranging account of food's growing to be representational stakes asks:

  • What culinary ways to mimesis can let us know approximately enduring philosophical debates round wisdom and authenticity

  • How the dramaturgy of nutrients inside theatres connects with the constructing function of theatrical delicacies in eating place settings

  • Ways within which those turns towards culinary mimeticism engender new histories, strengthen new epistemologies, and permit new modes of multisensory spectatorship and participation.

This is a necessary research for a person drawn to the intersections among nutrition, theatre, and function, from positive eating to fan tradition and megastar cooks to the drama of the cookbook.

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