Dining Out: A History of the Restaurant in New Zealand (Paperback)
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Dining Out: A History of the Restaurant in New Zealand (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 30/08/2010
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From oyster bars and ordinaries to hotel dining rooms, from Dunedin's Savoy to K Road's Hi Diddle Griddle, from haute cuisine to Pacific flavours, from hogget to hapuka - Dining Out introduces us to the history of the New Zealand restaurant from the 1860s to the present. Drawing on menus, memories, photographs and newspapers, Perrin Rowland tells the story of New Zealand's first nineteenth-century restaurants; luxury in the golden age; licensing and the Depression years; World War II and the Americans; post-war dining and the six o'clock swill; the rise of ethnic restaurants; and our contemporary explosion of flavours. Throughout she asks important questions about the eaten out. How did international trends - from hamburgers to nouvelle cuisine - shape the restaurant experience? How have New Zealanders reconciled a culture of the ordinary bloke with the luxury of dining out? And was it really all bad coffee and soggy chips before 1980? Extensively illustrated and engagingly written, Dining Out is a great, gastronomical tour through New Zealand history. Perrin Rowland shows that in amongst the silver service and salads of the New Zealand restaurant experience lies a great story about the way our peoples and cultures have changed over the last 150 years.

Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869404642
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 100 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"From 19th century oyster bars to 20th century hotel dining . . . [this] in-depth research is a rich insight to Kiwi dining-out culture." --Foodstyle Review Magazine
"Extensively illustrated and engagingly written, Dining Out is a great, gastronomical tour through New Zealand history." --David Hartnell, website
"Informative and readable, well-illustrated, indexed and referenced, a welcome addition to the current outpouring of books on New Zealand culinary history." --Otago Daily Times

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