History of Food

ISBN-10: 1405181192

ISBN-13: 9781405181198

Edition: 2nd 2009

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Book details

List price: $42.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/3/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 776
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.772

Anthea Bell was born in Suffolk, was educated at Somerville College, Oxford, and works as a translator, primarily from German and French. Her translations include works of non-fiction, literary and popular fiction, and books for young people including classic German works by the Brothers Grimm, Clemens Brentano, Wilhelm Hauff and Christian Morgenstern. She has been the recipient of a number of translation prizes and awards including the 1987 Schlegel-Tieck Award for Hans Berman's The Stone and the Flute, the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation for Christine N�stlinger's A Dog's Life, the 2002 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for her translation of W.G. Sebald's novel Austerlitz, and the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize in 2009 for How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone.

Foreword to new edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Introduction
Collecting, Gathering, Hunting
Collecting honey
The history of gathering
Hunting
Stock-breeding, Arable Farming: Meat, Milk, Cereals
The history of meat
The history of dairy produce
The history of cereals
The Three Sacramental Foods: Oil, Bread, Wine
The history of oil
The history of bread and cakes
The history of wine
The Economy of the Markets
The history of fish
The history of poultry
Treasures from the sea
The treasure of the forests
The Era of the Merchants
An essential food
Spice at any price
New Needs: Sugar, Chocolate, Coffee, Tea
The lure of sugar
Confectionary and preserves
Chocolate and divinity
Coffee and politics
Tea and philosophy
Orchards and Kitchen Gardens
The tradition of fruits
The evolution of vegetables
The potato revolution
Preserving by heat
Preserving by cold
The assurance of dietetics
A reassuring future
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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