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The restaurant : a 2,000-year history of dining out

Author: William Sitwell
Publisher: New York, NY : Diversion Books, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Have you ever wondered where the first coffee shop sprung up, or when the sushi conveyor belt was invented? Unbelievably, the global history of the dining establishment has never been told—until now. Journeying 2,000 years into the past, acclaimed food critic and writer William Sitwell artfully traces the earliest origins of the widespread cultural practice of eating out, from its most basic to most sophisticated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Sitwell
ISBN: 9781635766998 1635766990 9781635765960 163576596X
OCLC Number: 1154331504
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 268 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The Romans --
The Ottoman Empire --
The legacy of Ibn Battuta --
Medieval England --
The coffee house revolution --
The French Revolution --
The British industrial revolution --
Carême and the New Paris Guide --
The Victorian era --
Britannia & Co. opens in Bombay --
The invention of the taco machine --
Postwar Britain --
The invention of the sushi conveyor belt --
Le Gavroche opens in London --
Chez Panisse opens in the US --
Bibendum opens in London --
The death of Bernard Loiseau --
The future of our eating out.
Responsibility: William Sitwell.

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