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Offal : a global history

Offal : a global history

Author: Nina Edwards, (Freelance writer)
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
Series: Edible.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Offal" has the same pronunciation as "awful"--An appropriate homophone, given that offal comprises the whole spectrum of an animal's glands, essential organs, skin, muscle, guts, and every unmentionable in between. Yet as Nina Edwards shows in this intriguing history, offal has been consumed and enjoyed across ages and continents, often hidden by the rich variety of terms-like fois gras and sweetbread-that have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Edwards, Nina (Freelance writer).
London : Reaktion Books, 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Edwards, (Freelance writer)
ISBN: 9781780231341 1780231342 9781299677609 1299677606
OCLC Number: 849928914
Description: 1 online resource (141 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Definitions and ideas --
The offal tradition --
The West --
Macho status --
As ritual --
As medicine --
Series Title: Edible.
Responsibility: Nina Edwards.


Offal explores our complicated relationship with nose-to-tail eating and the extreme reactions it inspires. From tongue in Sichuan and gizzard stew in Rio de Janeiro to spicy cartilage in Calcutta,  Read more...


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