A History of Food

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Wiley, Sep 28, 1994 - History - 824 pages
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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 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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    From hunters and gatherers and the onset of agriculture to the rise of commercial foodways, historian Toussaint-Samat presents not just the historical background but the cultural, religious, and ... Read full review

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    Not comprehensive and obviously Francophile, but contains many fascinating nooks and crannies, particularly for Francophiles. 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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