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A Renaissance in the Kitchen

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Food: A Cultural Culinary History

A Renaissance in the Kitchen

Taught by Professor Ken Albala | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Food & Wine Courses

The Italian Renaissance brought a new aesthetic approach to cookery, featuring great complexity of presentation. Uncover some of the era’s extremes in books by food writers Platina, Ficino, and Messisbugo, and note connections with the self-conscious sophistication of Mannerist painting. Study menus and recipes from the staggeringly elaborate banquets of the court of Ferrara.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Hunting, Gathering, and Stone Age Cooking
Hunting, Gathering, and Stone Age Cooking
0 of 35 min
2
Image of What Early Agriculturalists Ate
What Early Agriculturalists Ate
0 of 31 min
3
Image of Egypt and the Gift of the Nile
Egypt and the Gift of the Nile
0 of 31 min
4
Image of Ancient Judea—From Eden to Kosher Laws
Ancient Judea—From Eden to Kosher Laws
0 of 31 min
5
Image of Classical Greece—Wine, Olive Oil, and Trade
Classical Greece—Wine, Olive Oil, and Trade
0 of 31 min
6
Image of The Alexandrian Exchange and the Four Humors
The Alexandrian Exchange and the Four Humors
0 of 27 min
7
Image of Ancient India—Sacred Cows and Ayurveda
Ancient India—Sacred Cows and Ayurveda
0 of 31 min
8
Image of Yin and Yang of Classical Chinese Cuisine
Yin and Yang of Classical Chinese Cuisine
0 of 31 min
9
Image of Dining in Republican and Imperial Rome
Dining in Republican and Imperial Rome
0 of 29 min
10
Image of Early Christianity—Food Rituals and Asceticism
Early Christianity—Food Rituals and Asceticism
0 of 31 min
11
Image of Europe's Dark Ages and Charlemagne
Europe's Dark Ages and Charlemagne
0 of 30 min
12
Image of Islam—A Thousand and One Nights of Cooking
Islam—A Thousand and One Nights of Cooking
0 of 29 min
13
Image of Carnival in the High Middle Ages
Carnival in the High Middle Ages
0 of 32 min
14
Image of International Gothic Cuisine
International Gothic Cuisine
0 of 31 min
15
Image of A Renaissance in the Kitchen
A Renaissance in the Kitchen
0 of 31 min
16
Image of Aztecs and the Roots of Mexican Cooking
Aztecs and the Roots of Mexican Cooking
0 of 30 min
17
Image of 1492—Globalization and Fusion Cuisines
1492—Globalization and Fusion Cuisines
0 of 30 min
18
Image of 16th-Century Manners and Reformation Diets
16th-Century Manners and Reformation Diets
0 of 29 min
19
Image of Papal Rome and the Spanish Golden Age
Papal Rome and the Spanish Golden Age
0 of 28 min
20
Image of The Birth of French Haute Cuisine
The Birth of French Haute Cuisine
0 of 29 min
21
Image of Elizabethan England, Puritans, Country Food
Elizabethan England, Puritans, Country Food
0 of 30 min
22
Image of Dutch Treat—Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Tobacco
Dutch Treat—Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Tobacco
0 of 30 min
23
Image of African and Aboriginal Cuisines
African and Aboriginal Cuisines
0 of 31 min
24
Image of Edo, Japan—Samurai Dining and Zen Aesthetics
Edo, Japan—Samurai Dining and Zen Aesthetics
0 of 32 min
25
Image of Colonial Cookery in North America
Colonial Cookery in North America
0 of 32 min
26
Image of Eating in the Early Industrial Revolution
Eating in the Early Industrial Revolution
0 of 31 min
27
Image of Romantics, Vegetarians, Utopians
Romantics, Vegetarians, Utopians
0 of 29 min
28
Image of First Restaurants, Chefs, and Gastronomy
First Restaurants, Chefs, and Gastronomy
0 of 30 min
29
Image of Big Business and the Homogenization of Food
Big Business and the Homogenization of Food
0 of 30 min
30
Image of Food Imperialism around the World
Food Imperialism around the World
0 of 30 min
31
Image of Immigrant Cuisines and Ethnic Restaurants
Immigrant Cuisines and Ethnic Restaurants
0 of 30 min
32
Image of War, Nutritionism, and the Great Depression
War, Nutritionism, and the Great Depression
0 of 30 min
33
Image of World War II and the Advent of Fast Food
World War II and the Advent of Fast Food
0 of 29 min
34
Image of Counterculture—From Hippies to Foodies
Counterculture—From Hippies to Foodies
0 of 31 min
35
Image of Science of New Dishes and New Organisms
Science of New Dishes and New Organisms
0 of 32 min
36
Image of The Past as Prologue?
The Past as Prologue?
0 of 33 min

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