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History of Food / Edition 1
     

History of Food / Edition 1

by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat, Anthea Bell
 

ISBN-10: 0631194975

ISBN-13: 9780631194972

Pub. Date: 12/14/2007

Publisher: Wiley

The story of cuisine and the social history of eating is a fascinating one, and Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat covers all its aspects in this definitive history.

  • Covers all known foodstuffs
  • Copiously illustrated
  • Full social and geographical coverage
  • Awarded the History Prize of the Societe des gens de lettres de

Overview

The story of cuisine and the social history of eating is a fascinating one, and Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat covers all its aspects in this definitive history.

  • Covers all known foodstuffs
  • Copiously illustrated
  • Full social and geographical coverage
  • Awarded the History Prize of the Societe des gens de lettres de France, for the French edition
  • Over 2500 sold in hardback.

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.

Introduction.

Part I: Collecting, Gathering, Hunting:.

1. Collecting Honey.

2. The History of Gathering.

3. Hunting.

Part II: Stock-Breeding, Arable Farming: Meat, Milk, Cereals:.

4. The History of Meat.

5. The History of Dairy Produce.

6. The History of Cereals.

Part III: The Three Sacramental Foods: Oil, Bread, Wine: .

7. The History of Oil.

8. The History of Bread and Cakes.

9. The History of Wine.

Part IV: The Economy of the Markets: .

10. The History of Fish.

11. The History of Poultry.

Part V: Luxury Foods:.

12. Treasures From the Sea.

13. The Treasure of the Forests.

Part VI: The Era of the Merchants: .

14. An Essential Food (Salt).

15. Spice at any Price.

Part VII New Needs: Sugar, Chocolate, Coffee, Tea: .

16. The Lure of Sugar.

17. Confectionary and Preserves.

18. Chocolate and Divinity.

19. Coffee and Politics.

20. Tea and Philosophy.

Part VIII: Orchards and Kitchen Gardens: .

21. The Tradition of Fruits.

22. The Evolution of Vegetables.

23. The Potato Revolution.

Part IX: Science and Conscience:.

24. Preserving by Heat.

25. Preserving by Cold.

26. The Reassurance of Dietetics.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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