By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
In Near one thousand Tables, acclaimed meals historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells the interesting tale of meals 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 in the course of the 8 nice revolutions on the planet heritage of nutrients: the origins of cooking, which set humankind on a direction 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, might be the 2 maximum revolutions of all; the increase of inequality, which ended in the advance of haute food; the long-range exchange in nutrients which, virtually on my own, broke down cultural boundaries; the ecological exchanges, which revolutionized the worldwide distribution of crops and farm animals; 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 one thousand Tables is a full-course meal of impressive narrative, magnificent perception, and interesting explorations that may fulfill the hungriest of readers.
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Rfile define conceal Copyright web page desk of Contents Preface 1 the discovery of Cooking – the 1st Revolution the reworking fireplace First nutrition applied sciences The Eroding Waves 2 The that means of consuming – nutrients as ceremony and Magic The common sense of Cannibalism Sacred and Profane nutrients healing meals Magic Dietetic Sorcery The Dietetics of Abundance three Breeding to devour – The Herding Revolution: From "Collecting" nutrients to "Producing" It the forefront of Snails to reproduce or to not Breed? The Herding intuition The Seaborne Hunt four The suitable for eating Earth – coping with flora for nutrition Foraging and Farming the good Grasses the realm Conqueror large Tubers, Roots that Rule five nutrients and Rank – Inequality and the increase of Haute delicacies The luck of extra the increase of Gastronomy The Embourgeoisement of Courtly Cooking Cross-Class Transfers Courts with out food?