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The Story Of Our Food

Author : K.T. Achaya
ISBN : 817371293X
Genre : Diet
File Size : 87.43 MB
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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

The Story Of Food

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241428115
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 45.32 MB
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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

A History Of Food

Author : Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat
ISBN : 9781444305142
Genre : History
File Size : 63.22 MB
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The story of cuisine and the social history of eating is afascinating one, and Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat covers all itsaspects in this classic history. New expanded edition of a classic book, originally published togreat critical acclaim from Raymond Blanc, The New YorkTimes, The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent andmore Tells the story of man’s relationship with food fromearliest times to the present day Includes a new foreword by acclaimed food writer Betty Fussell,a preface by the author, updated bibliography, and a new chapterbringing the story up to date New edition in jacketed hardback, with c.70 illustrations and anew glossy color plate section "Indispensable, and an endlessly fascinating book. The view isstaggering. Not a book to digest at one or several sittings. Savorit instead, one small slice at a time, accompanied by a very finewine." –New York Times "This book is not only impressive for the knowledge it provides,it is unique in its integration of historical anecdotes and factualdata. It is a marvellous reference to a great many topics." –Raymond Blanc "Quirky, encyclopaedic, and hugely entertaining. Adelight." –Sunday Telegraph "It's the best book when you are looking for very clear butinteresting stories. Everything is cross-referenced to anextraordinary degree, which is great because the information givenis so complex and interweaving." –The Independent "A History of Food is a monumental work, a prodigiousfeat of careful scholarship, patient research and attention todetail. Full of astonishing but insufficiently known facts." –Times Higher Education Supplement
Category: History

Feast For The Eyes

Author : Susan Bright
ISBN : 1597113611
Genre : Photography
File Size : 76.62 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

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 book recounts the intriguing story of the plants and animals that stand between humans and starvation. In narrating his tale, the author traces the intricate patterns of food use and distribution that have developed since prehistoric times.
Category: Technology & Engineering


Author : Paul H. Freedman
ISBN : 0520254767
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 74.74 MB
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This richly illustrated book applies the discoveries of the new generation of food historians to the pleasures of dining and the culinary accomplishments of diverse civilizations, past and present. Freedman gathers essays by French, German, Belgian, American, and British historians to present a comprehensive, chronological history of taste.
Category: Cooking

The Story Of Food

Author : Benita Sen
ISBN : 9788179935088
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 42.12 MB
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Food is our basic necessity. But have you ever wondered where it comes from? Why different foods taste different? Besides answering these questions, The Story of Food also travels down the ages to give you other interesting food facts to chew on. It finds that frozen foods have been around since prehistoric times and that fast food was relished by people in ancient Rome too! Most important of all, it tells you that we get all our food from plants through a process called the food chain. So start sowing seeds today, because that is tomorrow's food!Other titles in the seriesThe Story of Clothes (ISBN: 9788179935101) The Story of Computer (ISBN: 9788179935118)The Story of House (ISBN: 9788179935125)The Story of Paper (ISBN: 9788179935057)The Story of Transport (ISBN: 9788179935095)
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction