Название: Cuisine and Culture: A History of Food & People
Издательство: Wiley, 2nd edition
Размер: 111,65 mb
Страниц: 384 pages
Cuisine and Culture presents an engaging, informative, and amazing story of the interaction among history, culture, and food that draws connections between major historical events and how and why these events affected and defined the culinary traditions of different societies.
Covering prehistory and the earliest societies around the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers to today's celebrity chefs, Cuisine and Culture is a multicultural and multiethnic approach to food and history, providing enlightening answers to many
such questions as:
* How did the French establish a notable reputation in world cuisine?
* Where does American cuisine have its roots?
* How has food been used to control populations and as a weapon during war?
* How did the Romans come to believe cinnamon grew in swamps guarded by giant killer bats?
* Why did some restaurants print their own money?
Complete with sample recipes and menus, as well as revealing photographs and illustrations, Cuisine and Culture is an important resource for people interested in food history.
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