Food in History

Author: Reay Tannahill

Publisher: Headline Review

ISBN: 9780747267966

Category: Dinners and dining

Page: 424

View: 5660

From how pepper contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire to how the turkey got its name to what cinnamon had to do with the discovery of America, this enthralling history of foods is packed with intriguing information, lore, and startling insights about how food has influenced world events. Illustrations.
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Investigating Food in History

Author: Lisa Chaney

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN: 9780707801490

Category: Cookery, English

Page: 32

View: 5686

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Food in Early Modern Europe

Author: Ken Albala

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313319624

Category: Cooking

Page: 260

View: 3863

Looks at the importance of food in the evolution of Europe following the Middle Ages, discussing the role of food in exploration, agricultural development, and global trade.
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Food in the Middle Ages

A Book of Essays

Author: Melitta Weiss Adamson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815313458

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

View: 2131

The enormous interest in recent years in the role of food in history has inspired this scholarly and entertaining collection of ten newly commissioned articles by medievalists
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Getreide für Griechenland

Untersuchungen zu den Ursachen der Versorgungskrisen im Zeitalter Alexanders des Grossen und der Diadochen

Author: Martin Pazdera

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825896652

Category: Famines

Page: 386

View: 6683

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Cuisine and Culture

A History of Food and People

Author: Linda Civitello

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471741728

Category: Cooking

Page: 432

View: 4083

An illuminating account of how history shapes our diets-now revised and updated Why did the ancient Romans believe cinnamon grew in swamps guarded by giant killer bats? How did the African cultures imported by slavery influence cooking in the American South? What does the 700-seat McDonald's in Beijing serve in the age of globalization? With the answers to these and many more such questions, Cuisine and Culture, Second Edition presents an engaging, informative, and witty narrative of the interactions among history, culture, and food. From prehistory and the earliest societies around the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers to today's celebrity chefs, Cuisine and Culture, Second Edition presents a multicultural and multiethnic approach that draws connections between major historical events and how and why these events affected and defined the culinary traditions of different societies. Fully revised and updated, this Second Edition offers new and expanded features and coverage, including: New Crossing Cultures sections providing brief sketches of foods and food customs moving between cultures More holiday histories, food fables, and food chronologies Discussions of food in the Byzantine, Portuguese, Turkish/Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires Greater coverage of the scientific genetic modification of food, from Mendel in the 19th century to the contemporary GM vs. organic food debate Speculation on the future of food And much more! Complete with sample recipes and menus, as well as revealing photographs and illustrations, Cuisine and Culture, Second Edition is the essential survey history for students of food history.
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Food In Global History

Author: Raymond Grew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429980043

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1076

Experts from a variety of disciplines place food in the framework of global history, looking at the global connections of ecology, public policy, diet, and customs on several continents.. In Food in Global History , experts on food from a variety of fields assess the relationship between global history and what people eat. Using the latest research, they address topics from public policy and international aid to cultural identity, from ecology to historical patterns of change. Individual chapters on countries in Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Europe employ contemporary data and evidence from centuries past. }Social scientists have studied foods in many different ways. Historians have most often studied the history of specific foods, and anthropologists have emphasized the role of food in religious rituals and group identities. Sociologists have looked primarily at food as an indicator of social class and a factor in social ties, and nutritionists have focused on changing patterns of consumption and applied medical knowledge to study the effects of diet on public health. Some scholars from these and other disciplines have studied the economic and political connections created around commerce in food, regionally and around the world. Now, all of these perspectives are brought together in a single volume. Fifteen specialists currently working in Canada, England, France, Guatemala, Norway, and the United States come together to apply their expert knowledge of food and food consumption in a new context, global history. In general essays and case studies, they reflect on the connections across space and time in what people eat and assess historical patterns of change in the human diet.The book begins with a consideration of the relationship between food and global history. Part One considers the global history of the ecology of food production, the contrasting impact of New World foods on India and China, the effects of global tourism, and the interaction between identity, migration, and diet. The selections in Part Two study the impact of public policy, comparing the countries of the former Soviet bloc with Scandinavia and Western Europe, analyzing the effects of international assistance on West Africa, and looking at changes in childhood nutrition in developing countries. Chapters in Part Three study nutritional change, the dietary effects of increased wealth, and the Mad Cow crisis in terms of global systems. Part Four investigates the relationship of global change to the ideologies and practices of the family meal, of food and cultural identity in Japan, and the American counterculture. }
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Cake: A Slice of History

Author: Alysa Levene

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472226836

Category: History

Page: 252

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If you have wondered about the stories behind the cakes made on the Great British Bake Off or the difference between a Victoria sandwich and a sponge cake (especially if Mary Berry or Nigella Lawson is not to hand), this is the book for you. Baking has always been about memories passed down through families and Alysa Levene will take you through this compelling social history of baking. 'My sister had three wedding cakes. Rather than spend a lot of money on a traditional cake she asked our grandmother, our mother, and our step-mother to make their signature bakes. My grandmother made the rich fruit cake she always baked at Christmas. My mother made a chocolate sponge which we called Queenie's Chocolate Cake after the great aunt who gave her the recipe; it appeared at almost every one of our birthdays in one guise or another. And finally, my step-mother made chocolate brownies (Nigella Lawson's recipe, if you'd like to know), whose sticky, pleasurable unctuousness is fully explained by the amount of butter they contain. 'In our family, as in many others, these familiar cakes are the makers of memories. My siblings and I took this idea into our adult lives, and now bake for our own families. But it wasn't until I developed an interest in the history of food that I started to think about the deeper significance of these tasty treats. What does cake mean for different people? How have we come to have such a huge variety of cakes? What had to happen historically for them to appear? And what can they tell us about the family, and women's roles in particular? I wrote this book to find out the answers.' What follows is a journey from King Alfred to our modern-day love of cupcakes, via Queen Victoria's patriotic sandwich, the Southern States of America, slavery and the spice trade, to the rise of the celebrity chef . . . and so much more.
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A Taste of History

10,000 Years of Food in Britain

Author: Peter C. D. Brears

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714117881

Category: Cookery, British

Page: 352

View: 2673

The collaboration of five food historians, this text provides an authorative survey of British cooking. Over 90 practical recipes adapted for the modern cook allow the reader to experience a real taste of the past. The early recipes are based upon archaeological discoveries and the later on manuscripts or cookbooks of the period.
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Southern Food

Author: John Egerton

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307834565

Category: Cooking

Page: 408

View: 7163

This lively, handsomely illustrated, first-of-its-kind book celebrates the food of the American South in all its glorious variety—yesterday, today, at home, on the road, in history. It brings us the story of Southern cooking; a guide for more than 200 restaurants in eleven Southern states; a compilation of more than 150 time-honored Southern foods; a wonderfully useful annotated bibliography of more than 250 Southern cookbooks; and a collection of more than 200 opinionated, funny, nostalgic, or mouth-watering short selections (from George Washington Carver on sweet potatoes to Flannery O’Connor on collard greens). Here, in sum, is the flavor and feel of what it has meant for Southerners, over the generations, to gather at the table—in a book that’s for reading, for cooking, for eating (in or out), for referring to, for browsing in, and, above all, for enjoying.
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Food in World History

Author: Jeffrey M. Pilcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317514505

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 9312

The second edition of this concise survey offers a comparative and comprehensive study of culinary cultures and food politics throughout the world, from ancient times to the present day. It examines the long history of globalization of foods as well as the political, social, and environmental implications of our changing relationship with food, showing how hunger and taste have been driving forces in human history.? Including numerous case studies from diverse societies and periods, Food in World History explores such questions as: What social factors have historically influenced culinary globalization? How did early modern plantations establish patterns for modern industrial food production? Were eighteenth-century food riots comparable to contemporary social movements around food? Did Italian and Chinese migrant cooks sacrifice authenticity to gain social acceptance in the Americas? Have genetically modified foods fulfilled the promises made by proponents? This new edition includes expanded discussions of gender and the family, indigeneity, and the politics of food. Expanded chapters on contemporary food systems and culinary pluralism examine debates over the concentration of corporate control over seeds and marketing, authenticity and exoticism within the culinary tourism industry, and the impact of social media on restaurants and home cooks.
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A Selection of Modernized Recipes from Food in the Civil War Era

The South

Author: Helen Zoe Veit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609174545

Category: Cooking

Page: 37

View: 7130

As companions to the first and second volumes in the American Food in History series we offer selections of recipes, updated and tested by food editor Jennifer Billock, using measurements and techniques that modern readers can use in their own kitchen. Arranged by main meal occasions (breakfast, picnic or lunch, dinner, dessert) these recipes--some familiar, some curious, all intriguing--will allow family and friends to get a "taste of the times" with their own "Civil War era" meals. The original versions of these recipes (and many more) can be found in Food in the Civil War Era: The North and Food in the Civil War Era: The South, edited by Helen Zoe Veit, along with fascinating essays about the history and the times.
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Food in Medieval Times

Author: Melitta Weiss Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321474

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 4220

New light is shed on everyday life in the Middle Ages in Great Britain and continental Europe through this unique survey of its food culture. Students and other readers will learn about the common foodstuffs available, how and what they cooked, ate, and drank, what the regional cuisines were like, how the different classes entertained and celebrated, and what restrictions they followed for health and faith reasons. Fascinating information is provided, such as on imitation food, kitchen humor, and medical ideas. Many period recipes and quotations flesh out the narrative. The book draws on a variety of period sources, including as literature, account books, cookbooks, religious texts, archaeology, and art. Food was a status symbol then, and sumptuary laws defined what a person of a certain class could eat--the ingredients and preparation of a dish and how it was eaten depended on a person's status, and most information is available on the upper crust rather than the masses. Equalizing factors might have been religious strictures and such diseases as the bubonic plague, all of which are detailed here.
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The Rhetoric of Food

Discourse, Materiality, and Power

Author: Joshua Frye,Michael Bruner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136286985

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 5190

This book focuses on the rhetoric of food and the power dimensions that intersect this most fundamental but increasingly popular area of ideology and practice, including politics, culture, lifestyle, identity, advertising, environment, and economy. The essays visit a rich variety of dominant discourses and material practices through a range of media, channels, and settings including the White House, social movement rhetoric, televisual programming, urban gardens, farmers markets, domestic and international agriculture institutions, and popular culture. Rhetoricians address the cultural, political, and ecological motives and consequences of humans’ strategic symbolizing and attendant choice-making, visiting discourses and practices that have impact on our species in their producing, distributing, regulating, marketing, packaging, consuming, and talking about food. The essays in this book are representative of dominant and marginal discourses as well as perennial issues surrounding the rhetoric of food and include macro-, meso-, and micro-level analyses and case studies, from international neoliberal trade policies to media and social movement discourse to small group and interactional dynamics. This volume provides an excellent range and critical illumination of rhetoric’s role as both instrumental and constitutive force in food representations, and its symbolic and material effects.
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Food in the Civil War Era

The South

Author: Helen Zoe Veit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611861648

Category: Cooking

Page: 266

View: 6422

This fascinating study in cultural history presents a variety of Civil War-era recipes from the South, accompanied by intriguing essays describing this tumultuous period. This second volume in the American Food in History series sheds new light on cooking and eating in the Civil War South, pointing out how seemingly neutral recipes can reveal aspects of life beyond the dinner plate, from responses to the anti-slavery movement to shifting economic imperatives to changing ideas about women's roles.
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The History of Taste

Author: Paul H. Freedman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520254763

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

View: 8991

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.
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Death in the Pot

The Impact of Food Poisoning on History

Author: Morton Satin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cooking

Page: 258

View: 7213

Both a fascinating glimpse into history from a unique angle and an authoritative reference work on food safety, this engrossing narrative offers entertaining and informative reading.
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