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A History of Food

A History of Food
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The story of cuisine and the social history of eating is a fascinating one, and Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat covers all its aspects in this classic history. New expanded edition of a classic book, originally published to great critical acclaim from Raymond Blanc, The New York Times , The Sunday Telegraph , The Independent and more Tells the story of man's relationship with food from earliest times to the present day Includes a new foreword by acclaimed food writer Betty Fussell, a preface by the author, updated bibliography, and a new chapter bringing the story up to date New edition in jacketed hardback, with c.70 illustrations and a new glossy color plate section "Indispensable, and an endlessly fascinating book. The view is staggering. Not a book to digest at one or several sittings. Savor it instead, one small slice at a time, accompanied by a very fine wine." -New York Times "This book is not only impressive for the knowledge it provides, it is unique in its integration of historical anecdotes and factual data. It is a marvellous reference to a great many topics." -Raymond Blanc "Quirky, encyclopaedic, and hugely entertaining. A delight." - Sunday Telegraph "It's the best book when you are looking for very clear but interesting stories. Everything is cross-referenced to an extraordinary degree, which is great because the information given is so complex and interweaving." - The Independent " A History of Food is a monumental work, a prodigious feat of careful scholarship, patient research and attention to detail. Full of astonishing but insufficiently known facts." - Times Higher Education Supplement
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
Edition: New expanded ed
ISBN: 1405181192
9781405181198
Branch Call Number: 641.3009 T734h 2009
Characteristics: xx, 756 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,26 cm

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


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