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Savoir-Faire A History of Food in France
ISBN: HB: 9781789143324, Reaktion Books, October 2020
344 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 98 illus., 72 in colour
This is a comprehensive account of France's rich culinary history, not only full of tales of haute cuisine, but seasoned with myths and stories from a wide variety of times and places; from snail hunting in Burgundy to female chefs in Lyon, and from...
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£25,00
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Saffron A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789143300, Reaktion Books, September 2020
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 58 illus., 54 in colour
Explore the dramatic history of the world's most expensive spice in "Saffron: A Global History". Literally worth their weight in gold, sunset-red saffron threads are prized internationally. Saffron can be found in cave art in Mesopotamia, in the fres...
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£11,99
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Vanilla A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789143409, Reaktion Books, September 2020
152 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 53 illus., 44 in colour
Intoxicating and evocative, vanilla is so much more than a spice rack staple. It is a flavour that has defined the entire world – and its roots reach deep into the past. With its earliest origins dating back 70 million years, the history of vanilla b...
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£11,99
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Botany of Gin
ISBN: HB: 9781851245536, Bodleian Library Publishing, September 2020
112 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 35 colour illus.
From its roots in ancient Greek herbal medicine, the popular spirit we now know as gin was established by the Dutch in the sixteenth century as a juniper-infused tincture to cure fevers. It gained notoriety during the London 'gin craze' in the eighte...
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£15,00
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Why Waste Food?
ISBN: PB: 9781789143447, Reaktion Books, July 2020
192 pp., 20x12 cm
About one-third of all food grown for human consumption is lost or discarded every year, despite financial, environmental and ethical reasons to not waste food. We grow enough food to adequately feed everyone on the planet, yet hundreds of millions o...
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£9,99
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Avocado A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789142037, Reaktion Books, April 2020
152 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
The avocado is the iconic food of the twenty-first century. It has gone from a little-known regional food to a social media darling in less than a hundred years. This is an astounding trajectory for a fruit that isn't sweet, becomes bitter when it is...
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£11,99
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Beans A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789142044, Reaktion Books, April 2020
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 52 illus., 47 in colour
Beans are considered a basic staple in most kitchen cupboards, yet these humble foodstuffs have a very long history: there is evidence that beans have been eaten for 9,000 years. Whether dried, frozen or canned, beans have substantial nutritional and...
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£11,99
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Appetite and Its Discontents Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950
ISBN: PB: 9780226693040, ISBN: HB: 9780226692999, University of Chicago Press, March 2020
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Why do we eat? Is it instinct? Despite the necessity of food, anxieties about what and how to eat are widespread and persistent. In "Appetite and Its Discontents", Elizabeth A. Williams explores contemporary worries about eating through the lens of s...
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£28,00
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£84,00
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Eating the Empire Food and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain
ISBN: HB: 9781789142075, Reaktion Books, March 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 85 illus.
When students gathered in a London coffeehouse and smoked tobacco, Yorkshire women sipped sugar-infused tea or a Glasgow family ate a bowl of Indian curry, were they aware of the mechanisms of imperial rule and trade that made such goods readily avai...
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£20,00
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Pure Adulteration Cheating on Nature in the Age of Manufactured Food
ISBN: HB: 9780226377926, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 61 halftones
In the late nineteenth century, extraordinary changes in food and agriculture gave rise to new tensions in the ways people understood, obtained, trusted, and ate their food. This was the Era of Adulteration, and its concerns have carried forward to t...
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£27,00
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