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Moveable feasts : from ancient Rome to the 21st century, the incredible journeys of the food we eat

Author: Sarah Murray
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Provides anecdotes and facts that look at the history of long-distance food from ancient times into the twenty-first century, following food from the place it originates to locations around the world, and discussing the effect of those movements on economics, politics, and culture.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Murray
ISBN: 9780312355357 0312355351
OCLC Number: 141386333
Description: xiii, 256 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Liquid gold: the ancient amphora delivers Roman riches --
The business of bones: the Norwegian salmon pays a visit to China --
Cannon fodder: battlefield food fuels packaging technology --
Plane fare: the Berlin airlift secures a Cold War victory --
Tiffin travels: curry catches the corporate imagination --
Yes, we can do bananas: refrigerated ships shape Central American regimes --
Whey to go: Mongolian nomads practice mobile biochemistry --
Barrels and bouquets: the oak tree leaves its mark --
A quick cuppa: commercial competition speeds the racing tea clippers --
Food with altitude: jet planes dispatch a strawberry for all seasons --
Elevated design: buffalo grain feeds Bauhaus inspiration --
Going with gravity: Cold War weaponry finds a new purpose --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Sarah Murray.
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Provides anecdotes and facts that look at the history of long-distance food from ancient times into the twenty-first century, following food from the place it originates to locations around the world, and discussing the effect of those movements on economics, politics, and culture.

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