Eating Our Way Toward Civilization: How food processing shaped human body, mind and cultures

Eating Our Way Toward Civilization: How food processing shaped human body, mind and cultures

by Nataly Sielicki
     
 

In the series of short essays the author overviews works of anthropologists, archeologists, cultural sociologists, historians and gastronomists who argue that the cooking played a significant role in human evolution and history, and sometimes even whole Empires “were built not by the sword but by the spoon”.

The ancient and modern cuisines bear… See more details below

Overview

In the series of short essays the author overviews works of anthropologists, archeologists, cultural sociologists, historians and gastronomists who argue that the cooking played a significant role in human evolution and history, and sometimes even whole Empires “were built not by the sword but by the spoon”.

The ancient and modern cuisines bear a deep imprint of the civilizations they appeared and were developing in. One can get a real insight on the cultures, often long gone, by trying recipes created then and there.

This maxim did not cease to be true nowadays. Contemporary cultures as well could be judged by their cuisines. Verdict issued by this criteria, when applied to the American diet, may appear shocking. The American culture is the childish, young adolescent one.

As a special treat an essay about the everyday life in the Soviet Union, People Waiting in Line, is included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014377133
Publisher:
Nataly Sielicki
Publication date:
05/24/2012
Series:
Sielicki's Singles , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
0 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >