Food: A History

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A delicious and intriguing history of food and society From the bestselling author of Civilizations and Millennium, comes a book which delves into the rich history of how we eat and why we eat what we do. In this delicious narrative, we are taken on a journey from the start of humanity right through to the industrialism of the modern age. Starting with the revolutionary notion of our decision to cook our food, Fernandez-Armesto introduces us to the revolutions which influenced our culinary habits today. With customary verve, our guide vividly describes how food changed and changed us through the centuries, on the way explaining why 'You are what you eat.'A witty and intelligent blend of the best historical and culinary writing, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto's Food is a piquant dish of spice, zest and mouth-watering writin

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Felipe Fernandez Armesto has been a member of the Faculty of Modern History at Oxford University since 1983, was most recently Union Pacific Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota. Honours won for his work on maritime and colonial history include the Caird Medal of the National Maritime Museum in 1997 and the John Carter Brown Medal in 1999. He is the author of numerous books, most notably Millenium: A History of the last Thousand Years (1995)and Civilizations (2000).

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