History of Food has ratings and 32 reviews. Jim said: This is pretty much required reading for anyone with a serious interest in comprehensive food h. The story of cuisine and the social history of eating is a fascinating one, and Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat covers all its aspects in this definitive history. Covers. The story of cuisine and the social history of eating is afascinating one, and Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat covers all itsaspects in this classic.

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My one big quibble is that Toussaint-Samat uses footnotes very sparingly. Aromatics and the Imagination. More toussaint-damat a reference book. Uses for Less Profitable Fish.

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Overall, a very impressive collection of facts regarding foods. Podobnie jak swojej ceny. A Wine of Revolution. Which she unfortunately does on a number of occasions – Le Grand d’Aussy’s distorted account of Charlemagne’s cheese which she further distorts by making assumptions about the exact cheese and regionthe standard myth about the croissant being invented at a siege, a completely bogus item about Dagobert II apparently fabricated by a 19th toussain-samat writeretc.


She has written for a variety of periodicals in France and published over seventeen books on cuisine, history, and French regional culture. She has written for a variety of periodicals in France and published over seventeen books on cuisine, history and French regional culture.

Quite the toussiant-samat read. A History of Food. Rum A Sugar Spirit.

A History of Food Blackwell Reference. The Symbolism of Butter. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Dietetics of Apricots. Fab for food geeks, it’s one to dip into rather than devour in one go. Nov 30, Margaretha x it it was amazing. Some things in here are just out and out made up by the author. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A history of food Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat Snippet view – I used to be super interested by the topic of the history of writting and how letters evolved in various civilization.

Lists toussaint-xamat This Book. Que Vivan Los Tamales!: A Whos Who of Sea Fish.

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The Technique of Brewing Beer. I didn’t find it entertaining enought to have it on my nighttable. From the origins of mankind, and the transition from a vegetable to an toussaint-samwt carnivorous diet, the story unfolds of the interrelationship This book is fascinating and comprehensive, but is better dipped into over time than read end-to-end.


No trivia or quizzes yet. The Great Trading Companies. From inside the book.

Jan 28, Amy marked it as to-read. Delightful and very very long so long as you don’t take as the gospel truth. The title is also misleading. Foods of pleasure, from confectionery to wine, from coffee to caviare are also covered. Perfect for the food-nerd you didn’t know you were. Refresh and try again. Request permission to reuse content from this site. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign maguelonen.

Her fokd historical interest is in the medieval and renaissance culture of Europe, in particular the tiussaint-samat economy, food and clothing. Sep 21, Wm rated it liked it Shelves: The Providential Nature of Salt Fish. She has western European food history covered, especially France, but other countries and cultures are presented as a garnish.