Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food

By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

In Near 1000 Tables, acclaimed foodstuff historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells the attention-grabbing tale of nutrition as cultural in addition to culinary heritage -- a window at the background of mankind.
during this "appetizingly provocative" (Los Angeles Times) ebook, he courses readers throughout the 8 nice revolutions on this planet heritage of meals: the origins of cooking, which set humankind on a path except different species; the ritualization of consuming, which introduced magic and that means into people's dating with what they ate; the inception of herding and the discovery of agriculture, maybe the 2 maximum revolutions of all; the increase of inequality, which resulted in the advance of haute delicacies; the long-range alternate in foodstuff which, virtually on my own, broke down cultural limitations; the ecological exchanges, which revolutionized the worldwide distribution of vegetation and farm animals; and, eventually, the industrialization and globalization of heavily produced foodstuff.
From prehistoric snail "herding" to Roman banquets to important Macs to genetically converted tomatoes, Near one thousand Tables is a full-course meal of remarkable narrative, outstanding perception, and engaging explorations that might fulfill the hungriest of readers.

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