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About the Author:
Linda Civitello has taught food history in California
|A Note About Reading History|
|First Course||From Raw to Cooked: Prehistory, Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India|
|Second Course||The Goddess of Grain and the God of the Grape: Ancient Greece and Imperial Rome|
|Third Course||Crazy Bread and Courtly Manners: The Middle Ages, 500-1300|
|Fourth Course||Tea, Chocolate, and the Printing Press: Asia, the Americas, and the First Cookbook, 1300-1500|
|Fifth Course||The Columbian Exchange: The 16th Century|
|Sixth Course||Thanksgiving, Hutsepot, and Haute Cuisine: 17th-Century America, the Netherlands, Russia, France|
|Seventh Course||Election Cake and "Let Them Eat Cake": The American and French Revolutions|
|Eighth Course||From Coyotes to Coca-Cola: The 19th Century in America|
|Ninth Course||Sanitation, Nutrition, Migration: The 19th Century in Europe, Asia, and Africa|
|Tenth Course||The Purity Crusade, Cuisine Classique, Communal Food, and Prohibition: The Early 20th Century in the United States, Europe, and Russia|
|Eleventh Course||Soup Kitchens, C-Rations, and TV Dinners: The Depression, World War II, and the Cold War|
|Twelfth Course||Revolutions in Cuisines and Cultures: The 1960s Through the Next Millenium|
|App. A||French Pronunciation||319|
|App. B||Italian Pronunciation||321|
|App. C||Cookbook and Food Books Chronology||323|
Posted April 28, 2008
I am a Chef/Instructor at a culinary school in Southern California. We use Cuisine and Culture for our food history class. This book reveals the author's true passion for food, and serves as the perfect complement to our World Civilization course. Not a dry textbook but an absorbing piece of literature, full of fascinating side-notes, dispels many urban legends, and provides historically accurate recipes that our students then make and bring into class. I especially like the time she spends on the 20th century, and her conjectures on the future of food. Definitely for anyone who loves food!
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Posted April 19, 2008
This book is full of inaccuracy. I do not know where she got all her information but it made me ask why was this book ever made it to the bookshelves. My school use this book for my Food and History and Evolution, and I say they need to change it.
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