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The Story Of Food

Author : Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
ISBN : 146547336X
Genre : Cooking
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The stories and history behind the individual foods we eat--from salt to sushi and rice to salami--beginning with the early efforts of humans in their quest for sustenance and culminating in today's diverse culinary landscape. This glorious visual celebration of food in all its forms reveals the extraordinary cultural impact of the foods we eat, explores the early efforts of humans in their quest for sustenance, and tells the fascinating stories behind individual foods. With profiles of the most culturally and historically interesting foods of all types, from nuts and grains, fruits and vegetables, and meat and fish, to herbs and spices, this fascinating culinary historical reference provides the facts on all aspects of each food's unique story. Feature spreads shine a spotlight on influential international cuisines and the local foods that built them. The Story of Food explains how foods have become the cornerstone of our culture, from their origins to how they are eaten and their place in world cuisine. The Story of Food is packed with sumptuous and evocative images that create a feast for the eyes, while the stories intrigue, surprise, and enthrall, making it the perfect gift for food lovers, cooks, gourmets, and history lovers with a penchant for food.
Category: Cooking

The Story Of Food

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241428115
Genre : Cooking
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Includes a foreword by Giles Coren. Explore the rich stories, symbolism, and traditions that come wrapped up in the food on our plates - food that not only feeds our bodies but also makes up our culture. In The Story of Food; An Illustrated History of Everything We Eat our millennia-old relationship with nearly 200 foods - from nuts and seeds to noodles and meat - is sumptuously illustrated, with tales from all over the world. Food is the cornerstone of daily life, culture, and even religion. Staples like bread, rice, and salt are part of our culinary history, used in many ways all over the world. The Story of Food tells the extraordinary stories behind the foods we eat: from salt to sushi and rice to ravioli. It reveals, for example, that Pope Clement XIV was assassinated with poisoned drinking chocolate and tells the story of how coffee went being from a banned substance in some European countries to become the world's favourite hot drink. A true celebration of food in all its forms, this book explores the early efforts of humans in their quest for sustenance through the stories of individual foods. Covering all food types including nuts and grains, fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, and herbs and spices, this fascinating reference provides the facts on all aspects of a food's history. It explains how foods have become a part of our culture from their origins to how they are eaten and their place in world cuisine. The Story of Food is packed glorious images to create a feast for the eyes, while the stories intrigue, surprise, and enthrall. This is essential reference for every foodie.
Category: Cooking

The Story Of Our Food

Author : K.T. Achaya
ISBN : 817371293X
Genre : Diet
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This Book Outlines The Variety Of Cuisines, Food Materials And Dishes That Collectively Form Indian Food . It Draws Upon A Range Of Sources Literature, Archeology, Epigraphic Records, Anthropology, Philology, Botanical And Genetical Studies To Trace The History Of Indian Food: Classification, Customs, Rituals And Beliefs, Including The Etymology Of Food Terms. It Shows How Our Wonderful Indian Cuisine, With All Its Regional Variants, Is The Outcome Of Food Plants Brought Into India From Numerous Directions Over Thousands Of Years. And Of A Social Ethic In Which Cleanliness Was Indeed Next To Godliness.
Category: Diet

Seed To Civilization

Author : Charles Bixler Heiser
ISBN : UOM:39015018883275
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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"Eating is the second favorite activity of many people, and for some it is the first. This lively book recounts the intriguing story of the plants and animals that stand between humans and starvation. Charles Heiser writes with great verve about where, when, and how humankind's food plants and animals were domesticated. In narrating this tale, the author traces the intricate patterns of food use and distribution that have developed since prehistoric times"--Back cover.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Feast For The Eyes

Author : Susan Bright
ISBN : 1597113611
Genre : Photography
File Size : 76.47 MB
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Food has been a much-photographed subject throughout the history of photography, across genres, including art and advertising. This is the first book to survey the rich history of food in photography, and the photographers who developed new ways of describing food in pictures. Through key images, Susan Bright explores the important figures and movements of food photography to provide an essential primer, from the earliest photographers to contemporary artists.
Category: Photography

Pickled Potted And Canned

Author : Sue Shephard
ISBN : 0747223343
Genre : Canning and preserving
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Category: Canning and preserving

How Did That Get In My Lunchbox

Author : Christine Butterworth
ISBN : 9780763650056
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 64.67 MB
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Easy-to-read text, accompanied by full-color illustrations, introduces young readers to the processes involved in producing food found in lunchboxes.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Staying Alive

Author : Jacqui Bailey
ISBN : 0713673583
Genre : Animals
File Size : 48.88 MB
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This series uses cartoon-style illustrations and humorous narrative text to make key topics in Science and Geography accessible and engaging. This approach encourages children to read about and understand complex ideas. The story looks at a food chain on the grasslands of Africa. We find out how plants create their food from sunlight. We see the way insects feed on plants and birds feed on insects. How zebras feed on grass, and lions feed on zebras. Each creature has its own source of food - and forms part of the food chain. The book also contains an experiment, useful websites and an index. Reviews for previous titles in the Science Works series: 'Making science accessible and fun for younger readers is no easy task, but the author/illustrator partnership of Bailey and Lilly makes a brilliant job of it… Bright appealing cartoon-style artwork and a continuous narrative text treat each topic in the form of a story…. Highly recommended' Books for Keeps, 5 star review. 'Using a clear and engaging narrative format with well-conceived and lavishly produced illustrations, the Science Worksseries interweaves science knowledge into a story with humour and interest' Times Educational Supplement.
Category: Animals