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Rare Bits: Unusual Origins of Popular Recipes

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In terms of geological time, good cooks are a young species. They've been evolving for a scant half a million years, since fire was first tamed and ... Show synopsis

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Food, Glorious Food!

by bookgeek on Feb 14, 2009

A great reference for anyone who is interested in the history of food and the evolution of cooking techniques. Included are recipes for many classics, from cocktails to desserts to main courses. Each recipe is preceded by a brief summary of the history of the dish, which is entertaining. A perfect gift for anyone who enjoys cooking, eating, and watching the Food Network.

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