Food in History

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Stein and Day, 1973 - Cooking - 448 pages
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Surveys the evolution of man's diverse gastronomic habits, customs, and traditions against their cultural and historical background.

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This was a fun read, well-researched for the scope. - Goodreads
This is a fantastic reference book. - Goodreads
... will keep it around as reference. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Dana - Goodreads

This book covers a lot of ground. It's the history of food in almost every major cultural context. It wasn't dry, and the information was presented in digestable chunks. It's a great overview of how and why we eat what we do, through all periods of history. Read full review

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User Review  - Cynthia D. - Goodreads

I am giving this book five stars because it was one of the first attempts to take food history seriously as an academic subject. Sure, it's not perfect, but it's a trailblazing piece of work. Read full review

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