The Secret Life of Food: A Feast of Food and Drink History, Folklore, and Fact
The perfect gift for anyone who plants, grows, gathers, processes, purchases, cooks, serves, or eats food. From the origins of foods and drinks to famous feats to strange facts about a variety of edibles, here is a rich platter of uncommon knowledge, including essays, definitions, time lines, anecdotes, and more. Accented throughout with elegant illustrations.
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WORDS FOR FOOD
WHERE FOODS COME FROM
OF FOOD MIND AND BODY
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