A Taste of Broadway: Food in Musical Theater (Rowman & Littlefield Studies in Food and Gastronomy) (Hardcover)

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A Taste of Broadway: Food in Musical Theater (Rowman & Littlefield Studies in Food and Gastronomy) (Hardcover)

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Beyond being just fuel for the body, food carries symbolic importance used to define individuals, situations, and places, making it an ideal communication tool. In musical theater, food can be used as a shortcut to tell the audience more about a setting, character, or situation. Because everyone relates to eating, food can also be used to evoke empathy, amusement, or shock from the audience. In some cases, food is central to show's plot. This book looks at popular musical theater shows to examine which foods are used, how they are used, why they are important, and how the food or usage relates to the broader world. Included are recipes for many of the foods that are significant in the shows discussed.
Jennifer Packard has nearly twenty years of experience in the food industry. She currently does freelance writing on food issues and works as a research associate at Harvard University. Jennifer loves to make up new recipes which she tests out on her husband and three teen-aged sons.

Product Details ISBN: 9781442267312
ISBN-10: 1442267313
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: December 1st, 2017
Pages: 214
Language: English
Series: Rowman & Littlefield Studies in Food and Gastronomy