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Cake : a global history

Author: Nicola Humble
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2010.
Series: Edible.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
What birthday, wedding, bar mitzvah or children's party would be complete without a cake? In nutritional terms cake is completely unnecessary, and yet it plays a crucial role in celebrations and rituals within the majority of cultures around the world. This book examines the origin of modern cake, and its development and evolution through time.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Humble
ISBN: 9781861896483 1861896484
OCLC Number: 457149291
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: When is a cake not a cake? --
Cakes through history --
Cakes around the world --
The culture of baking cake --
The rituals and symbolism of cake --
Literary cakes --
Postmodern cakes --
Series Title: Edible.
Responsibility: Nicola Humble.


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