Food History Almanac: Over 1,300 Years of World Culinary History, Culture, and Social Influence

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Rowman & Littlefield, Dec 24, 2013 - Reference - 1360 pages
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The Food History Almanac covers 365 days of the year, with information and anecdotes relating to food history from around the world from medieval times to the present. The daily entries include such topics as celebrations; significant food-related moments in history from the fields of science and technology, exploration and discovery, travel, literature, hotel and restaurant history, and military history; menus from famous and infamous meals across a wide spectrum, from extravagant royal banquets to war rations and prison fare; birthdays of important people in the food field; and publication dates for important cookbooks and food texts and “first known” recipes. Food historian Janet Clarkson has drawn from her vast compendium of historical cookbooks, food texts, scholarly articles, journals, diaries, ships’ logs, letters, official reports, and newspaper and magazine articles to bring food history alive. History buffs, foodies, students doing reports, and curious readers will find it a constant delight. An introduction, list of recipes, selected bibliography, and set index, plus a number of period illustrations are added value.
 

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Contents

January
1
February
113
March
203
April
305
May
407
June
523
July
629
August
735
October
949
November
1065
December
1177
Recipes
1303
Select Bibliography
1309
Index
1311
About the Author
1323
Copyright

September
841

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About the author (2013)

Janet Clarkson, an Australian food historian and writer, is the author of Menus from History: Historic Meals and Recipes for Every Day of the Year (2009), Pies: A Global History (2009), and Soup: A Global History (2010). Her food history website/blog is at www.theoldfoodie.com

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