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food history, meat carving, napkin folding, porcelain, manners and etiquette, animal studies
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I study the history of meat carving and other decorative displays on the table, and specifically focusing on early modern Europe and the use of ephemeral materials, like meat, sugar, fruit, and even butter. These practices were spread through the peculiar format of the carving manual.

I also know modern prints (especially Grosvenor School linocuts, Richard Hamilton, and German Expressionism), but my research right now is centered on bombastic early modern banquets.

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Media Coverage
Country Focus
England, Germany, Central Europe
Expertise by Geography
England, Germany, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, Early Modern, Modern
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Food History, Material Culture