A Visual History of Cookery
Black Dog, 2009 - Art - 349 pages
"A Visual History of Cookery is a stunning look at food and cookery and its visual representations throughout time. Exploring the historical progression of cookery, the global food journey, the development of food branding, and the culture of celebrity chefs, A Visual History of Cookery provides a beautiful look at how culinary imagery has changed over the centuries. Looking back to the Roman Empire and tracing cookery's progression right through to the present day, A Visual History of Cookery depicts the abundant feasts, intricate tableware and decadent menus of the countries featured and considers their impact on contemporary food customs. Fascinating and influential culinary traditions from France, England, Italy, Spain and America are explored, with vivid food photography and illustrations depicting cooking methods, celebrated dishes, eating habits and food festivals. A Visual History of Cookery is beautifully illustrated throughout, with paintings, photographs, illustrations and advertisements that not only explore the culinary history of each cuisine featured but also offer an in-depth introduction to each country's national dishes, complete with a selection of original recipes. Packed with stunning imagery and contributions from esteemed food writers, chefs and restaurateurs, A Visual History of Cookery is a book that all foodies, cooks and homemakers should have on their bookshelves - and have read." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE.
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