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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Apr 22, Alison rated it liked it. On the down side Aromatics maguelobne the Imagination.

Loved the mix of history and edibles. Que Vivan Los Tamales!: A strong theme of natural history runs through the book.

A History of Food – Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat – Google Books

The Etymology and Entomology of Haricot Beans. Nutritional Facts and Figures about Game.

Very interesting, very educative. The History of ShellfishFarming. It’s very witty, informative and French, but it’s awfully long–sometimes long-winded. A history of food Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat Snippet view – Perfect for the food-nerd you fod know you were. About the Author Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat is an historian, journalist and writer.


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A History of Food

But these, in the overall scope, are minor blemishes in a monumental work. Mar 10, Joan Porte rated it it was amazing. Maguelknne Three Sacramental Foods: 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. Some things were skimmed.

A History of Food Blackwell reference. Game and meat of all kinds from poultry to horsemeat are described, as are all kinds of sea foods. Everything is cross-referenced to anextraordinary degree, which is great because the information givenis so complex and interweaving. Quite the fascinating read. The Symbolism of Rice.

A History of Food – Maguelonne Toussaint Samat – Google Books

May 15, Suzy rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? However it’s a heavy read, and more like a collection of small books, each on one topic. The Technique of Canning.

Trivia About W of Food. Many people I know use it as a reference book but I couldn’t put it down and read it cover-to-cover.

The Evidence of Occupied Sites. The Technique of BreadMaking. Great stuff if you are a foodie!


A Taste of Honey. Domestic animals, vegetable and fruit farming, fish farming and other human initiatives are compared with the economic markets they serve, and the dietary effects they have. Jul 29, Ann rated it really liked it. Tried to tousssaint-samat this one mainly because JG Ballard had it on his bookshelf but got way too bogged down in it What a joy to read the toussainy-samat and evolution of food.

The Symbolism of Poultry. Read first half then skimmed second half.

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The Peach in Legend. Sep 21, Wm rated it liked it Shelves: How to Keep Caviare Happy. Fab for food geeks, it’s one to dip into rather than devour in one go.

The History of Caviare. Blackwell Reference- Cooking – pages. The Symbolism of Bread and Cakes.

Bees and honey are examined and discussed, as are pulses, soya, fungi, cereals and the sources of vegetable oils. Making a Good Profit. The Myth of Demeter.