Gillian Riley

Christopher Menz reviews 'Food in Art: From Prehistory to the Renaissance' by Gillian Riley

Christopher Menz
30 March 2016

Food in history is a tantalising thing. Although we may have recipes, firsthand descriptions, and images, we can never be sure how things really looked or tasted. Much of the work of food historians has been focused on creative use of available sources, not to provide facsimile meals, but to gain insight into the cultural role of food of the past. Two recent books e ... More