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The Resource A history of food, Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat ; translated by Anthea Bell

A history of food, Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat ; translated by Anthea Bell

Label
A history of food
Title
A history of food
Statement of responsibility
Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat ; translated by Anthea Bell
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Pioneering food historian Toussaint-Samat has expanded her 1987 French classic (English translation, 1992) to include updates on scientific and technological discoveries. She divides her account into nine major sections, which range from discussions of food gathering and production techniques to histories of individual types of food to the role played by science in nutrition and food preservation. She broadens her account to examine the importance of food in myth and legend. Further, she explores the role played by food--hunger in particular--as a generative force in shaping the direction of human history
Member of
Cataloging source
EUW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toussaint-Samat, Maguelonne
Dewey number
641.3009
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
TX353
LC item number
.T6413 2009
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TX353
NAL item number
.T6413 2009
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nutrition
  • Food
  • Food supply
Label
A history of food, Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat ; translated by Anthea Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 723-732) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Collecting gathering hunting -- Collection 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 -- Luxury foods -- 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 -- Confectionery 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 -- Science and conscience in the diet -- Preserving by heat -- Preserving by cold -- The reassurance of dietetics -- A reassuring future
Control code
ocn268643874
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
New expanded ed.
Extent
xx, 756 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781405181198
Lccn
2009417192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)268643874
Label
A history of food, Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat ; translated by Anthea Bell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 723-732) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Collecting gathering hunting -- Collection 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 -- Luxury foods -- 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 -- Confectionery 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 -- Science and conscience in the diet -- Preserving by heat -- Preserving by cold -- The reassurance of dietetics -- A reassuring future
Control code
ocn268643874
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
New expanded ed.
Extent
xx, 756 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781405181198
Lccn
2009417192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)268643874

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