Food: A Culinary History from Antiquity to the Present

Food: A Culinary History from Antiquity to the Present

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Paperback, Columbia University Press, 2013, ISBN13 9780231111553, ISBN10 023111155X
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When did we first serve meals at regular hours? Why did we begin using individual plates and utensils to eat? When did "cuisine" become a concept and how did we come to judge food by its method of preparation, manner of consumption, and gastronomic merit?

Food: A Culinary History explores culinary evolution and eating habits from prehistoric times to the present, offering surprising insights into our social and agricultural practices, religious beliefs, and most unreflected habits. The volume dispels myths such as the tale that Marco Polo brought pasta to Europe from China, that the original recipe for chocolate contained chili instead of sugar, and more. As it builds its history, the text also reveals the dietary rules of the ancient Hebrews, the contributions of Arabic cookery to European cuisine, the table etiquette of the Middle Ages, and the evolution of beverage styles in early America. It concludes with a discussion on the McDonaldization of food and growing popularity of foreign foods today.

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Number of Pages: 592
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Flandrin, Jean-louis ,  Montanari, Massimo ,  Botsford, Clarissa
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780231111553
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.00 x 10.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 023111155X
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