The Primal Cheeseburger
Here is a witty look at the powerful appeal of that ubiquitous American classic and universal food phenomenon, the cheeseburger platter. Elisabeth Rozin traces the historical, cultural, and culinary roots of each element - burger, cheese, bun, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, fries, and, of course, Coca Cola - in search of the significance of its tantalizing allure. After all, this unique combination of red meat, fat, sugar, and salt violates all that is nutritionally and politically correct in the 90s, yet we can't resist it. The Primal Cheeseburger is an entertaining exploration of why this particular mix of textures, tastes, and smells evokes our carnivorous cravings and touches such a deep chord in our collective food consciousness.
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Of the many thousands of grasses only a small number have proved to be of
enduring value as food to humans, and these are known as the cereal grains.
The name comes from Ceres, the Roman goddess of vegetation, who was herself
Enriched grains or grain products are those that have had some of the removed
nutrients restored in the manufacturing process. Because the cereal grains are
such a valuable source of nutrients, they were likely used as food from the
The cultivation of the cereal grains— what has been aptly called the agricultural
revolution— was a clear turning point in human history, changing us from
nomadic foragers into acquisitive hoarders and squatters, and changing forever
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The Universal Meal
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