Ency Kitchen History

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Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Taylor & Francis, Nov 29, 2004 - History - 696 pages

This encyclopedia provides an overview of the evolution of foods and cooking styles, food storage, utensils and equipment from prehistory to the present day. The Encyclopedia of Kitchen History is a two-volume work that offers a complete A-to-Z overview of approximately 400 topics. Ranging from important authors like Isabella Beeton and Charles Elmé Francatelli and inventors such as Alfred Fuller and Nils Dalén, to baking, convenience foods, vermin, Roman cookery, Bakelite, ramadas, dumas and the genetic modification of food, entries examine the evolution of food, cooking styles, food storage and equipment. As complements to the basic text, the Encyclopedia also includes detailed guides (such as types of faience and enamelling and lists of dyestuffs and herbs), generous cross-references, comprehensive lists of source material, a timeline of seminal events in domestic history and references to related authors and their works.

The Encyclopedia's thorough index provides the reader with quick accessibility to a wealth of information describing the people, recipes, inventions, processes and foodstuffs that have shaped culinary history from the discovery of fire to present-day innovations.

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Mary Ellen Snodgrass was born on February 29, 1944 in Wlimington, North Carolina. She is an award-winning author of textbooks and general reference works, and a former columnist for the Charlotte Observer. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Appalachian State University, and holds degrees in English, Latin, psychology, and education of gifted children. She teaches English and Latin at Lenoir Rhyne University. In addition to her membership on the North Carolina Library Board, she serves the N.C. Humanities Commission as a traveling lecturer. She has also held jobs as a freelance writer for the Charlotte Observer along with being a columnist, and book reviewer for them. She has also worked on the Canadian Medical Association Journal, American Guidance Service, American Reference Books Annual and Cliffs Notes along with being a professor of Latin and English, Lenoir Rhyne University, 2008-2010. Her works include Michel Faber and Feminism: The Neo-Gothic Novel, Leslie Marmon Silko, The Civil War Era and Reconstruction: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History, and World Food.

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