Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313086893
  • ISBN-13: 9780313086892
  • DDC: 641.3003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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From the earliest times, humans have enjoyed dining and entertainment with family and friends, from sharing a simple meal to an extravagant feast for a special celebration. In this two-volume set, entries tell the history of wedding and religious customs, holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, and modern get-togethers such as block parties and Superbowl parties. With a worldwide focus, entries on Dim Sum and the La Quinceanera Party, Deepavali and Juneteenth cover many cultures. In addition, entries on Ancient Rome, Medieval entertaining, and others give an inside view as to what entertaining was like during those times, should readers want to recreate these themes for school projects or club banquets. Whether a student of history or world language class, or an adult planning a theme party, there is something in Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl for everyone.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
1: American Frontier.
2: Ancient Greece.
3: Ancient Rome.
4: Anniversary Parties.
5: Antipasto.
6: Aztec Entertaining.
7: Baby Shower.
8: Bachelor Party.
9: Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
10: Barbeque.
11: Barn Raising.
12: Beer Halls and Beer Gardens.
13: Beeton, Isabella.
14: Betty Crocker.
15: Birthdays.
16: Blair House.
17: Block Party.
18: Book Clubs.
19: Books on Entertaining and Dining, History of.
20: Brazil.
21: Bridal Shower.
22: Brunch.
23: Buffet.
24: Cake and Candles.
25: Catering.
26: Celtic Feasting.
27: Chafing Dish.
28: Champagne.
29: Cheese Course, History of.
30: Childhood in South India.
31: Children's Birthday Parties.
32: Chinese Banquets.
33: Chinese New Year.
34: Chocolate.
35: Chopsticks.
36: Christmas.
37: Civil War.
38: Cocktails.
39: Coffeehouses in London.
40: Coffee Klatches.
41: Colonial America.
42: Colonial Mexico.
43: Cookbooks, History of.
44: Cookbooks, Tools for Entertaining.
45: Cordials and Liqueurs.
46: Cruise Ships.
47: Day of the Dead.
48: Debutante Balls.
49: Deepavali, Festival of Lights.
50: Dessert.
51: Dim Sum.
52: Dinner Parties.
53: Doilies and Coasters.
54: Door County Fish Boil.
55: Dutch Treat.
56: Easter.
57: Edible Centerpieces.
58: Egypt.
59: Etiquette Books.
60: Fast Food, History of.
61: Finger Bowls.
62: Food Network.
63: Fourth of July.
64: France.
65: Funeral Food.
66: Garden Party.