Food History Almanac 2 Volume Set: Over 1,300 Years of World Culinary History, Culture, and Social Influence

Food History Almanac 2 Volume Set: Over 1,300 Years of World Culinary History, Culture, and Social Influence

by Janet Clarkson

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Food History Almanac 2 Volume Set: Over 1,300 Years of World Culinary History, Culture, and Social Influence by Janet Clarkson

The Food History Almanac covers 365 days of the year, with information and anecdotes relating to food history from around the world from medieval times to the present. The daily entries include such topics as celebrations; significant food-related moments in history from the fields of science and technology, exploration and discovery, travel, literature, hotel and restaurant history, and military history; menus from famous and infamous meals across a wide spectrum, from extravagant royal banquets to war rations and prison fare; birthdays of important people in the food field; and publication dates for important cookbooks and food texts and “first known” recipes. Food historian Janet Clarkson has drawn from her vast compendium of historical cookbooks, food texts, scholarly articles, journals, diaries, ships’ logs, letters, official reports, and newspaper and magazine articles to bring food history alive. History buffs, foodies, students doing reports, and curious readers will find it a constant delight. An introduction, list of recipes, selected bibliography, and set index, plus a number of period illustrations are added value.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442227149
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/16/2013
Series: Food History Almanac Series
Pages: 1360
Sales rank: 1,121,957
Product dimensions: 12.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 4.30(d)

About the Author

Janet Clarkson, an Australian food historian and writer, is the author of Menus from History: Historic Meals and Recipes for Every Day of the Year (2009), Pies: A Global History (2009), and Soup: A Global History (2010). Her food history website/blog is at www.theoldfoodie.com

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1: January
2: February
3: March
4: April
5: May
6: June
7: July
8: August
9: September
10: October
11: November
12: December
Recipes
Selected Bibliography

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