Food: A History

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A delicious and intriguing history of food and society From the bestselling author of Civilizations and Millennium, comes a book which delves into the rich history of how we eat and why we eat what we do. In this delicious narrative, we are taken on a journey from the start of humanity right through to the industrialism of the modern age. Starting with the revolutionary notion of our decision to cook our food, Fernandez-Armesto introduces us to the revolutions which influenced our culinary habits today. With customary verve, our guide vividly describes how food changed and changed us through the centuries, on the way explaining why 'You are what you eat.' A witty and intelligent blend of the best historical and culinary writing, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto's Food is a piquant dish of spice, zest and mouth-watering writin

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User Review  - Dreesie -

Such. A. Slow. Read. With just 224 pages of text, you would think this would go quickly. But oh the writing. Though this book is very generalized (obviously, 224 pages for a history of food?), the ... Read full review

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User Review  - thierry - LibraryThing

This is a fairly good overview of the history and social history of food. The author covers a series of revolutions or evolutions, from the invention of cooking using fire – separating us from animals ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto is currently Union Pacific Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota.

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