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Consider the fork : a history of how we cook and eat

Author: Bee Wilson
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
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This book offers a novel approach to food writing, presenting a history of eating habits and more through the lens of the technologies we use to prepare, serve, and consume food. It tells the history of food through its tools across different eras and continents to present a fully rounded account of humans' evolving relationship to kitchen technology. From the birth of the fork in Italy as it discovered pasta, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bee Wilson
ISBN: 9780465021765 046502176X 9780465033324 0465033326
OCLC Number: 778420435
Description: xxiii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Pots and pans: with rice cooker --
Knife: with mezzaluna --
Fire: with toaster --
Measure: with egg timer --
Grind: with nutmeg grater --
Eat: with tongs --
Ice: with molds --
Kitchen: with coffee.
Other Titles: A history of how we cook and eat
Responsibility: Bee Wilson ; with illustrations by Annabel Lee.

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This book offers a novel approach to food writing, presenting a history of eating habits and more through the lens of the technologies we use to prepare, serve, and consume food. It tells the history of food through its tools across different eras and continents to present a fully rounded account of humans' evolving relationship to kitchen technology. From the birth of the fork in Italy as it discovered pasta, to culture wars over spoons in Restoration England, and tests for how to choose the perfect pan, this book examines the incredible creations that have shaped how and what we cook. Encompassing inventors, scientists, cooks and chefs, this is the previously unsung history of our kitchens.

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