A History of Food

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Wiley, Sep 28, 1994 - History - 824 pages
13 Reviews
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.
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    Review: History of Food

    User Review  - Spencer - Goodreads

    It's very witty, informative and French, but it's awfully long--sometimes long-winded. Some things were skimmed. A great reference to have on your shelf; not so much a great thing to check out from the library. Something every foodie should own, anyway. Read full review

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    User Review  - CFAITC - Goodreads

    This is a thorough and detailed reference book on the history of foods and food uses. Read full review

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    About the author (1994)

    Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat is an historian, journalist and writer. She has written for a variety of periodicals in France and published over seventeen books on cuisine, history and French regional culture. Her books on the Loire and Perigord received commendations from the Academie Française and the Academie du Perigord. Her principal historical interest is in the medieval and renaissance culture of Europe, in particular the domestic economy, food and clothing. She pursues her research in association with the École des Hautes Études, and is president of the Syndicat des écrivains de langue française.

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