Spanning over half a million years, this lively account describes the world history of food and the way in which food has influenced the whole course of human development. Full of intriguing information and insights, it reveals how pepper contributed to the fall of the Roman empire; how a new kind of plough helped to spark off the Crusades; why ...Read MoreSpanning over half a million years, this lively account describes the world history of food and the way in which food has influenced the whole course of human development. Full of intriguing information and insights, it reveals how pepper contributed to the fall of the Roman empire; how a new kind of plough helped to spark off the Crusades; why the cow became sacred in India; why stir-fry cooking was invented; how the turkey got its name. This book confirms that food is still, as it always has been, not only inseperable from the history of the human race but essential to it.Read Less
NO INTERNATIONAL OR EXPEDITED SHIPPING FOR THIS ITEM. Not ex-library. Folio Society. 2007. Second printing. Hardcover. Pictorial cloth over boards. Tight binding. Pages are clean, bright & unmarked. Color illustrations in find condition. Very good slipcase with one corner bumped. All items shipped within 2 business days and guaranteed. Proceeds benefit the Pima County Public Library, serving the greater Tucson area.
Fine. 416pp. A super copy of this Folio Society publication in slipcase. Gilt embossed lettering to the spine. Three quarter bound in cloth with a printed front board and printed on lumimatt paper. Colour frontispiece plate and numeorus other illustrations throughout the text. Fresh and clean. Comes in a near fine slipcase which has a very slight bump to one edge. Clean and tight. A fine, well preserved copy.
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