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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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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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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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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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Mustard A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789141436, Reaktion Books, September 2019
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
Whether grainy or smooth, spicy or sweet, Dijon, American or English, mustard accompanies our food and flavours our life around the globe. It has been a source of pleasure, health and myth from ancient times to the present day, its tiny seed a symbol...
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Tomato A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140835, Reaktion Books, May 2019
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
In the history of food, the tomato is a relative newcomer, but it would now be impossible to imagine the food cultures of many nations without it. The journey taken by the tomato from its ancestral home in the southern Americas to Europe and back is...
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Biscuit/Cookie A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140491, Reaktion Books, May 2019
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
Which is your favourite biscuit (or cookie, if you're from the USA)? Chocolate-chip, gingernut or oreo cookie? Oatmeal and raisin, black and white cookie, digestive or florentine? Biscuits and cookies have a myriad forms and flavours, and as well the...
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Coffee A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140026, Reaktion Books, December 2018
176 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
Coffee is a global beverage: it is grown commercially on four continents and consumed enthusiastically in all seven. There is even an Italian espresso machine on the International Space Station. Coffee's journey has taken it from the forests of Ethio...
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Cabbage A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780239811, Reaktion Books, August 2018
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 51 illus., 42 in colour
How could a vegetable be so beloved, so universal, and at the same time so disdained? One of the oldest crops in the world, cabbage has provided European and Asian peoples with vitamins A and C, and even with babies – according to folk tales about in...
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Pickles A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780239194, Reaktion Books, June 2018
176 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
Pickles are a global food: from the fiery, fermented kimchi of Korea and Japan's salty tsukemono, to the ceviche and escabeche of Latin America, Europe's sauerkraut and America's dill pickles. They are also a modern food. Growing interest in naturall...
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