Food and Age in Europe, 1800-2000

1st Edition

Tenna Jensen, Caroline Nyvang, Peter Scholliers, Peter J. Atkins

Published February 5, 2019
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9781138589681 - CAT# K386674
Series: Routledge Studies in Modern European History


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People eat and drink very differently throughout their life. Each stage has diets with specific ingredients, preparations, palates, meanings and settings. Moreover, physicians, authorities and general observers have particular views on what and how to eat according to age. All this has changed frequently during the previous two centuries. Infant feeding has for a long time attracted historical attention, but interest in the diets of youngsters, adults of various ages, and elderly people seems to have dissolved into more general food historiography. This volume puts age on the agenda of food history by focusing on the very diverse diets throughout the lifecycle.

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