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A movable feast : ten millennia of food globalization

Author: Kenneth F Kiple
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"This book, based largely on The Cambridge World History of Food, provides a look at the globalization of food from the days of the hunter-gatherers to present-day genetically modified plants and animals. The establishment of agriculture and the domestication of animals in Eurasia, Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas are all treated in some detail along with the subsequent diffusion of farming cultures through the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth F Kiple
ISBN: 052179353X 9780521793537
OCLC Number: 859670436
Description: xvi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction : From foraging to farming --
Last hunters, first farmers --
Building the barnyard. Dog ; Sheep and goats ; Pig ; Cattle ; Horse ; Camel ; Water buffalo ; Yak ; Caribou ; Pigeon ; Chicken ; Duck ; Goose --
Promiscuous plants of the northern fertile crescent. Wheat ; Barley ; Rye ; Oat ; Legumes ; Other vegetable foods ; Dietary supplements ; Food and Northern Fertile Crescent technology --
Peripatetic plants of Eastern Asia. Tropical tuck of Southeast Asia: Banana and plantain, Taro, Yam, Rice, Other fruits and vegetables of Southeast Asia ; China's chief comestibles: Rice, Millet and cereal imports, Culinary competition, Vegetables and fruits, Agricultural revolution, Soybean, Beverages, Fish ; South Asian aliments ; Later East Asian agriculture --
Fecund fringes of the northern fertile crescent. African viands: Egypt and North Africa, South of the Sahara ; European edibles --
Consequences of the neolithic. Social and cultural consequences ; Ecological consequences ; Health and demographic consequences ; Food processing and preservation --
Enterprise and empires. Pre-Roman times ; The Roman Empire --
Faith and foodstuffs. Islam ; Christianity ; Buddhism --
Empires in the rubble of Rome --
Medieval progress and poverty --
Spain's new world, the northern hemisphere. Mesoamerica and North America --
New world, new foods --
New foods in the southern New World. The Columbian exchange and the old worlds. Europe ; Africa and the East: Africa, Asia --
The Columbian exchange and new worlds. Oceania ; The Americas --
Sugar and new beverages. Sugar ; Cacao ; Coffee ; Tea ; Soft drinks ; Alcoholic beverages --
Kitchen hispanization. The ABC countries ; The Andean region ; Mesoamerica ; The Caribbean and the Spanish Main --
Producing plenty in paradise. Colonial times in North America ; The new nation --
The frontiers of foreign foods. Tsap sui : Chinese influences ; Spaghetti and red wine : Italian influences ; Chillies and garbanzos : Hispanic influences ; Creole and Cajun : French and African influences ; Grits, greens, and beans : African influences again ; Bratwurst and beer : Germanic influences ; Tea and boiled pudding : English influences --
Capitalism, colonialism, and cuisine --
Homemade food homogeneity. Restaurants ; Prepared foods, frozen foods, fast foods, and supermarkets --
Notions of nutrients and nutriments. Thiamine and beriberi ; Vitamin C and scurvy ; Niacin and pellagra ; Vitamin D, rickets, and other bone maladies ; Iodine and goiter --
The perils of plenty --
The globalization of plenty --
Fast food, a hymn to cellulite --
Parlous plenty into the twenty-first century --
People and plenty in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Kenneth F. Kiple.

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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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