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Consider the Fork A History of How We Cook and Eat

ISBN-10: 0465056970
ISBN-13: 9780465056972
Edition: N/A
Authors: Bee Wilson
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Description: Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious—or at least edible. Tools shape what we eat, but they have also transformed how we consume, and how we think about, our  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.49
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious—or at least edible. Tools shape what we eat, but they have also transformed how we consume, and how we think about, our food. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer Bee Wilson provides a wonderful and witty tour of the evolution of cooking around the world, revealing the hidden history of everyday objects we often take for granted. Technology in the kitchen does not just mean the Pacojets and sous-vide of the modernist kitchen, but also the humbler tools of everyday cooking and eating: a wooden spoon and a skillet, chopsticks and forks. Blending history, science, and anthropology, Wilson reveals how our culinary tools and tricks came to be, and how their influence has shaped modern food culture. The story of how we have tamed fire and ice and wielded whisks, spoons, and graters, all for the sake of putting food in our mouths, Consider the Fork is truly a book to savor.

Introduction
Pots and Pans
With Rice Cooker
Knife
With Mezzaluna
Fire
With Toaster
Measure
With Egg Timer
Grind
With Nutmeg Grater
Eat
With Tongs
Ice
With Molds
Kitchen
With Coffee
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Reading Group Guide

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