Food Traditions and Cultural Transfer.
The Example of the Prince-Archiepiscopal City of Salzburg, 1500–1800
Case study on the function and parameters of the cultural practice of eating and drinking in the prince-archiepiscopal city of Salzburg.
Main questions to be answered:
- What were the main food traditions and which role did cultural exchange play in their development?
- Did social groups (such as the estates) develop distinct patterns of eating and drinking?
- What knowledge about food and dishes existed and which media and centres of communication were used to spread this knowledge?
Fields of analysis:
- archiepiscopal court
- monasteries and convents
- urban bourgeoisie
- closed institution (poor-houses, hospitals)
Project start: March 2016