History of Food / Edition 1

History of Food / Edition 1

by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat
     
 

Everything you eat has a story behind it. If you relish savory steaks you'll delight in the story of the Roman emperor who kept his figure by eating 40 pounds a meat a day. According to legend, you may even one day discover the genie of the tea, an ancient Chinese poet. Compiling countless references and illustrations, History of Food serves up deliciousSee more details below

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Everything you eat has a story behind it. If you relish savory steaks you'll delight in the story of the Roman emperor who kept his figure by eating 40 pounds a meat a day. According to legend, you may even one day discover the genie of the tea, an ancient Chinese poet. Compiling countless references and illustrations, History of Food serves up delicious research on the common groceries you buy and some not-so-common foods eaten throughout the world.

This well-written volume discusses the historical significance of food and myths surrounding various delectable treats. It describes hunting and gathering, ancient rituals surrounding certain foods, and a vast array of cooking techniques. History of Food is a must-have for your kitchen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631194972
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/14/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
824
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 10.92(h) x 1.71(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Introduction1
ICollecting, Gathering, Hunting7
1Collecting honey15
2The history of gathering39
3Hunting72
IIStock-Breeding, Arable Farming: Meat, Milk, Cereals89
4The history of meat93
5The history of dairy produce113
6The history of cereals125
IIIThe Three Sacramental Foods: Oil, Bread, Wine201
7The history of oil205
8The history of bread and cakes223
9The history of wine247
IVThe Economy of the Markets291
10The history of fish296
11The history of poultry336
VLuxury Foods365
12Treasures from the sea373
13The treasure of the forests407
VIThe Era of the Merchants443
14An essential food457
15Spice at any price480
VIINew Needs: Sugar, Chocolate, Coffee, Tea547
16The lure of sugar552
17Confectionery and preserves565
18Chocolate and divinity574
19Coffee and politics581
20Tea and philosophy596
VIIIOrchards and Kitchen Gardens607
21The tradition of fruits621
22The evolution of vegetables688
23The potato revolution711
IXScience and Conscience in the Diet729
24Preserving by heat735
25Preserving by cold749
26The assurance of dietetics755
Notes764
Bibliography782
Index787

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