The Penguin Companion to Food

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The Penguin Companion covers the nature and history of foodstuffs worldwide, starting from aardvark and ending with zuppa inglese. It is compiled with especially strong coverage of European and in particular British cookery and contains no recipes. Much of the material in it was previously published in Davidson's Petits Propos Culinaires and in the proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery.

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'This is an awe-inspiring work of love and dedication to the one thing that unites all of us human beings: food.' - Sophie Grigson.

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Alan Davidson is an eminent and well-travelled author. He has written widely on seafood in particular, and is co-founder, with his wife Jane, of the food history journal Petit Propos Culinaires. He lives in London, in Chelsea.

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