Did you know that along with the prestige and monetary award of a Nobel Prize, you also get to EAT? Me, neither.
But here we are: a history of the Nobel banquets, 1901-2001. Find out what year they stopped serving lutefisk (1901), revel in the jello mold era (1952-1974), find out how many glasses of orange juice Linus Pauling consumed, and get the special Nobel Prize recipe for fish tacos.
It’s all here, in a book you can’t imagine anyone wanting to buy.
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The Nobel Banquets is not about Alfred Nobel's personal dining habits; it is about his "gift to mankind" — the five original Nobel Prizes and the festivities that are arranged every year to celebrate them.
For the first time ever and a limited time only, you can get The Nobel Banquets at a special 60% discount from our online bookstore. This offer is valid from now till 30 June, 2011 !
THE NOBEL BANQUETS
A Century of Culinary History (1901-2001)
by Ulrica Söderlind (Stockholm University, Sweden) Translated from the Swedish by Michael Knight
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"This specialized historical narrative tracing the evolution of the Nobel banquet and its menus will delight food historians, scientists, chefs, and trivia buffs alike." -- Choice
There is hardly any other banquet in the world that is as famous as the Nobel Banquet which many would give a fortune to attend. It is held on December 10 in Stockholm every year. Countless articles and books have been written describing what the guests eat and drink, the table decorations and the serving ceremonies, the placing lists and of course the Nobel laureates themselves.
This comprehensive book presents not only all the known facts about the Nobel banquet menus but also many unknown details, both about the Nobel banquets themselves and about the traditional banquets held at the Royal Court by the King and Queen of Sweden on December 11 in honour of the laureates.
The main focus is on the food and drink that have been served annually for more than a century. The gastronomic man is at the centre. The composition and contents of each banquet are listed and analysed. Today, the guiding principle is that the menus should have a touch of Scandinavia. The reader is given interesting insights into the work in the kitchens, the decanting of the wines and the special challenges that the waiters and waitresses face.
The Nobel Banquets contains many photographs. It is a goldmine for gourmets and for anyone interested in knowing more about all the effort that goes into these fabulous festivities.
- The Nobel Prizes: Background
- Gastronomic Man
- A Gastronomic Mix
- The Nobel Banquets, 1901-2001
- The Nobel Banquet Menus and the Royal Court Banquet Menus, 1901-2001
- Good Food — Good Conversation
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