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100 million years of food : what our ancestors ate and why it matters today

Author: Stephen Le
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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There are few areas of modern life that are burdened by as much information and advice, often contradictory, as our diet and health: eat a lot of meat, eat no meat; whole-grains are healthy, whole-grains are a disaster; eat everything in moderation; eat only certain foods -- and on and on. In One Hundred Million Years of Food, biological anthropologist Stephen Le explains how cuisines of different cultures are a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Le
ISBN: 9781250050410 1250050413 9781250117885 1250117887
OCLC Number: 915774890
Description: 309 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: What should we eat and how should we live? --
The irony of insects --
The games fruits play --
The temptation of meat --
The paradox of fish --
The empire of starches --
Elixirs --
A truce among thieves --
The calorie conundrum --
The future of food --
Afterword: Rules to eat and live by.
Other Titles: One hundred million years of food
What our ancestors ate and why it matters today
Responsibility: Stephen Le.

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In 100 Million Years of Food Le takes readers on a historic and geographic tour of how different cuisines have evolved in tandem with their particular environments, as our ancestors took advantage of  Read more...

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This deliciously entertaining book will help you to enjoy eating your food, to enjoy thinking about your food, and to stay healthy. "Jared Diamond, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Times Read more...

 
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