History of Food has ratings and 32 reviews. Jim said: This is pretty much required reading for anyone with a serious interest in comprehensive food h. The story of cuisine and the social history of eating is a fascinating one, and Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat covers all its aspects in this definitive history. Covers. The story of cuisine and the social history of eating is afascinating one, and Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat covers all itsaspects in this classic.

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Jul 10, Charles Seluzicki rated it it was amazing. The Symbolism of Wheat. A strong theme of natural history runs through the book.

The Hows and Whys of Quality. It’s very witty, informative and French, but it’s awfully long–sometimes long-winded. Covers all known foodstuffs Copiously illustrated Full social and geographical coverage Awarded the History Prize of the Societe des gens de lettres Not comprehensive and obviously Francophile, but contains many fascinating nooks and crannies, particularly for Francophiles.

The History of Foie Gras. A Taste of Honey.

Apr 22, Alison rated it liked it. More of a reference book. The Technique of WineMaking.


The History of Pasta. It explores the 10,year-old relationship between humans and food, including facts about foie gras, the history of olive oil and the symbolism of poultry.

The History of Caviare. Published September 28th by Wiley-Blackwell first published Open Preview See a Problem? Not comprehensive and obviously Francophile, but contains many fascinating nooks and crannies, particularly for Francophiles. She has written for a variety of periodicals in France and published over seventeen books on cuisine, history, and French regional culture. Just too general, sprawling and scattershot for my liking The Legend of Sugar.

Domestic animals, vegetable and fruit farming, fish farming and other human initiatives are compared with the economic vood they serve, and the dietary effects they have.

Loved the mix of history and histody. A Whos Who of Caviare. Trivia About History of Food. The Taste of Bread. How to Keep Caviare Happy.

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Ramblings of a French woman presented as a global “history” despite lacking consistent scientific and historical citations. The Symbolism of Salt.

From Fishing to Our Plates. A History of Food Blackwell Reference. A useful source for students or researchers as a strong first reference point and for anyone with a dedicated interest in food history.


Jul 29, Ann rated it really liked it. From hunters and gatherers and the onset of agriculture to the rise of commercial foodways, historian Toussaint-Samat presents not just the historical background but the cultural, religious, and But these, in the overall scope, are minor blemishes in a monumental work.

A History of Food, 2nd, New and Expanded Edition

One of my favorite books – WOW! Podobnie jak swojej ceny. Delightful and very very long so long as you don’t take as the gospel truth. At pages, I’ll be salivating over this for some time to come I’m sure! Sep 14, Greg rated it liked it. The Dietary History of Olive Oil.

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History of Food by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat

Fab for food geeks, it’s one to dip into rather than devour in toussaint-amat go. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Blue Europe or the Common Fish Market.