Food: A Culinary History

Food: A Culinary History

by Jean-Louis Flandrin
     
 

At what point in history did people start serving meals at regular hours? Would we still be eating communally today if the Black Plague hadn't forced diners to eat at a safe distance from each other? What's the real story behind the origin of pasta? These are just a few of the tantalizing questions that are answered in this fascinating history of food from… See more details below

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At what point in history did people start serving meals at regular hours? Would we still be eating communally today if the Black Plague hadn't forced diners to eat at a safe distance from each other? What's the real story behind the origin of pasta? These are just a few of the tantalizing questions that are answered in this fascinating history of food from prehistoric times to the present. This comprehensive work explores the culinary evolution of cultures ranging from Mesopotamia to modern America, and explores every aspect of food history, from the dietary rules of the ancient Hebrews to the contributions of Arab cookery. Written by leading world authorities, this volume gives a unique perspective on the social and cultural mores of humankind through the ages, offering cooks, culinary scholars, and food lovers a banquet of information on which to feast.

"Now that gastronomy and the culinary arts in general are finally being accepted as legitimate academic subjects, it is time we had available to us a copious and worthy sourcebook.... Food ...is exactly what we have needed." —Julia Child

"Food excels in its thoroughness, its epic sweep, and its rootedness in culinary tradition ...it's also a pleasure." —Salon.com

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ISBN-13:
9780140296587
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.38(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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