By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
In Near 1000 Tables, acclaimed meals historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells the interesting tale of nutrients as cultural in addition to culinary historical past -- a window at the historical past of mankind.
during this "appetizingly provocative" (Los Angeles Times) e-book, he courses readers in the course of the 8 nice revolutions on this planet background of nutrition: the origins of cooking, which set humankind on a direction except different species; the ritualization of consuming, which introduced magic and which 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 ended in the improvement of haute food; the long-range alternate in nutrition which, essentially by myself, broke down cultural obstacles; the ecological exchanges, which revolutionized the worldwide distribution of crops and cattle; and, eventually, the industrialization and globalization of heavily produced nutrition.
From prehistoric snail "herding" to Roman banquets to special Macs to genetically changed tomatoes, Near 1000 Tables is a full-course meal of amazing narrative, wonderful perception, and engaging explorations that would fulfill the hungriest of readers.
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Rfile define disguise Copyright web page desk of Contents Preface 1 the discovery of Cooking – the 1st Revolution the remodeling hearth First foodstuff applied sciences The Eroding Waves 2 The which means of consuming – meals as ceremony and Magic The good judgment of Cannibalism Sacred and Profane nutrients healing nutrients Magic Dietetic Sorcery The Dietetics of Abundance three Breeding to devour – The Herding Revolution: From "Collecting" nutrition to "Producing" It the leading edge of Snails to reproduce or to not Breed? The Herding intuition The Seaborne Hunt four The fit to be eaten Earth – coping with flowers for nutrition Foraging and Farming the nice Grasses the area Conqueror great Tubers, Roots that Rule five foodstuff and Rank – Inequality and the increase of Haute food The luck of extra the increase of Gastronomy The Embourgeoisement of Courtly Cooking Cross-Class Transfers Courts with no delicacies?