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Chopsticks: A Cultural and Culinary History

Wang, Professor Q. Edward

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ISBN 10: 1107023963 / ISBN 13: 9781107023963
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Offers a pioneering account of the history of chopsticks, charting their evolution in Asian food culture to the present day. Num Pages: 210 pages, 32 colour illus. BIC Classification: 1F; HBJF; HBTB; JFCV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 239 x 161 x 27. Weight in Grams: 546. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781107023963

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Title: Chopsticks: A Cultural and Culinary History

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Hardcover

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Chopsticks have become a quintessential part of the Japanese, Chinese and Korean culinary experience across the globe, with more than one fifth of the world's population using them daily to eat. In this vibrant, highly original account of the history of chopsticks, Q. Edward Wang charts their evolution from a simple eating implement in ancient times to their status as a much more complex, cultural symbol today. Opening in the Neolithic Age, at the first recorded use of chopsticks, the book surveys their practice through Chinese history, before exploring their transmission in the fifth century to other parts of Asia, including Vietnam, Korea, Japan and Mongolia. Calling upon a striking selection of artwork, the author illustrates how chopstick use has influenced Asian cuisine, and how, in turn the cuisine continues to influence chopstick use, both in Asia and across the globe.

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