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A Movable Feast : Ten Millennia of Food Globalization

Author: Kenneth F Kiple
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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En slags madens historie: fra de første husdyr til genmodificerede kyllinger. Forfatteren fortæller om madvarernes "vandring" i de seneste 10000 år. Han omtaler madens globale betydning: f.eks. fra Irlands hungerkatastrofe pga fejlslået kartoffelhøst til fremkomsten af McDonald's.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth F Kiple
ISBN: 9781107657458 9780521793537 052179353X 1107657458
OCLC Number: 473774214
Description: 368 s
Contents: Preface: a movable feast: ten millennia of food globalization; Introduction: from foraging to farming; 1. Last hunters, first farmers; 2. Building the barnyard; 3. Promiscuous plants of the northern fertile crescent; 4. Peripatetic plants of Eastern Asia; 5. Fecund fringes of the northern fertile crescent; 6. Consequences of the Neolithic; 7. Enterprise and empires; 8. Fait and foodstuffs; 9. Empires in the rubble of Rome; 10. Medieval progress and poverty; 11. Spain's New World, the Northern Hemisphere; 12. New world, new foods; 13. New foods in the southern New World; 14. The Columbian exchange and the Old Worlds; 15. The Columbian exchange and the New Worlds; 16. Sugar and new beverages; 17. Kitchen Hispanization; 18. Producing plenty in paradise; 19 The frontiers of foreign foods; 20. Capitalism, colonialism, and cuisine; 21. Homemade food homogeneity; 22. Notions of nutrients and nutriments; 23. The perils of plenty; 24. The globalization of plenty; 25. Fast food, a hymn to cellulite; 26. Parlous plenty into the twenty-first century; 27. People and plenty in the twenty-first century.

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Beginning with the days of hunter-gatherers and extending to the present world of genetically modified chickens, Kenneth F. Kiple details the far-reaching adventure of food. Combining fascinating  Read more...

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