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Near a thousand tables : a history of food

Author: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[In this book, the author] places its beginnings in cooking, a social act that forges culture (and is perhaps responsible for it), then pursues it as a series of "revolutions"--The inception of cooking, herding, and agriculture to food industrialization and, finally, modern globalization. [The] book explores food as rite and magic (it "binds those who believe, brands those who don't"); the domestication of animals  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
OCLC Number: 51532941
Notes: Originally published: New York : Free Press, ©2002.
Contents: Invention of cooking --
Meaning of eating --
Breeding to eat --
Edible earth --
Food and rank --
Edible Horizon --
Challenging evolution --
Feeding the giants.
Responsibility: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto.

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[In this book, the author] places its beginnings in cooking, a social act that forges culture (and is perhaps responsible for it), then pursues it as a series of "revolutions"--The inception of cooking, herding, and agriculture to food industrialization and, finally, modern globalization. [The] book explores food as rite and magic (it "binds those who believe, brands those who don't"); the domestication of animals (snails are the world's oldest "cattle"); farming and food's use as an index of rank ("greatness goes with greatness of girth"--or at least it did); food's role in trade and cultural exchange (Tex-Mex cooking as a form of colonial miscegenation); and as a force in and for industrialization (canning as the cooking of the Industrial Revolution). In the end, we are brought to "the loneliness of the fast food eater" and the "desocializing" effect of microwave cooking and other forms of modern food manipulation that alienate us from the communal act that "made" culture.-http://www.amazon.com.

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