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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Nov 27, Stacy rated it really liked it Shelves: From the origins of mankind, and the transition from a vegetable to an increasingly carnivorous diet, the story unfolds of the interrelationship between people and diet, between particular foods and social mores, between dietary custom and cuisine.
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Great stuff if you are a foodie! The Etymology and Entomology of Haricot Beans. The History of Pasta. Her principal historical interest is in the medieval and renaissance culture of Europe, in particular the domestic economy, food and clothing.
A History of Food
One of my favorite books – WOW! The Biology of the Oyster. Growing and Selling Oranges. Nov 30, Margaretha rated it it was amazing. The Symbolism of Poultry. As other reviewers have said, this is definitely Euro-centric. The History of Grain Spirits. Full of astonishing but insufficiently known facts. Jul 29, Ann rated it really liked it. Just reading maguelonns updated by Betty Fussell! Scrupulously thorough and pleasingly idiosyncratic, it promises the reader many a happy maguellonne blissfully contemplating our ancient relationship with our stomachs.
Mar 10, Joan Porte rated it mavuelonne was amazing. But these, in the overall scope, are minor blemishes in a monumental work. Que Vivan Los Tamales!: Request permission to reuse content from this site. Blackwell Reference- Cooking – pages. Pilcher Limited preview – The Technique of Canning. The Legend of Dionysus. The Symbolism of Salt. 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.
Nutritional Facts and Figures about Game. A useful source for students or researchers as a strong first reference point and for anyone with a dedicated interest in food history. A Whos Who of Oranges. Game and meat of all kinds from poultry to horsemeat are described, as are all kinds of sea foods. A History of Food. From Fishing to Our Plates. The Symbolism of Beans. Feb 09, Spencer Rich rated it really liked it.
The Legend of Sugar.
This is already frustrating when trying to track down some of her sources; it is all the worst when she passes on erroneous information.
She also makes some strange mistakes on her own account, such as confusing Radegund a saint with Fredegund a murderess. So anyone using this work for scholarship should double check information from it.
It is well written and tokssaint-samat reading.
From Porridge to Beer. Some things in here are just Ramblings of a French woman presented as a global “history” despite lacking consistent scientific and historical citations. This wide-ranging and comprehensive reference history covers in one volume the history of foodstuffs, the story of cuisine toussanit-samat the social history of eating.
The Technique toussait-samat BreadMaking. The Evidence of Occupied Sites. Game and meat of all kinds from poultry to horsemeat are described, as are all kinds of sea foods.
History of Food by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat
How to Keep Caviare Happy. The Providential Nature of Salt Fish. Sep 21, Wm rated it liked it Shelves: Full of astonishing but insufficiently known facts. A crazy mix of anthropology, history, classical allusions, anecdotes, commentary and cultural history all wrapped magudlonne in a toussaint-sanat love for gastronomy and a Franco-orientation.
From the origins of mankind, and the transition from a vegetable to an increasingly carnivorous diet, the story unfolds of the interrelationship between people and diet, between particular foods and social mores, between dietary custom and cuisine.
Bees and honey are examined and discussed, as are pulses, soya, fungi, cereals and the sources of vegetable oils.