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In Sweets, Tim Richardson takes us on a magical confectionery tour, letting his personal passion fuel the narrative of candy's rich and unusual history. Beginning with a description of the biology of sweetness itself, Richardson navigates the ancient history of sweets, the incredible range and diversity of candies worldwide, the bizarre figures and practices of the confectionery industry, and the connection between food and sex. He goes on to explore the role of sweets in myth and folklore and, finally, offers a personal philosophy of continual sweet-eating based on the writings of Epicurus.

A delicious blend of anecdote, history, and investigative reporting, Sweets is the perfect gift for anyone who loves candy.

Synopsis:

In Sweets, Tim Richardson takes us on a magical confectionery tour, letting his personal passion fuel the narrative of candy's rich and unusual history. Beginning with a description of the biology of sweetness itself, Richardson navigates the ancient history of sweets, the incredible range and diversity of candies worldwide, the bizarre figures and practices of the confectionery industry, and the connection between food and sex. He goes on to explore the role of sweets in myth and folklore and, finally, offers a personal philosophy of continual sweet-eating based on the writings of Epicurus.

A delicious blend of anecdote, history, and investigative reporting, Sweets is the perfect gift for anyone who loves candy.

About the Author

Tim Richardson's grandfather worked for a fudge company; his father was a dentist. A contributing editor to Wallpaper* magazine and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times, he lives in London, where he is in the process of refining his own candy invention.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582343075
Subtitle:
A History of Candy
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Author:
Richardson, Tim
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Candy
Subject:
Courses & Dishes - Confectionery
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Candy - History
Subject:
Confectionary - History
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20031105
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illus. at chapter heads
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.88 x 6.00 in

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Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking

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Product details 400 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781582343075 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In Sweets, Tim Richardson takes us on a magical confectionery tour, letting his personal passion fuel the narrative of candy's rich and unusual history. Beginning with a description of the biology of sweetness itself, Richardson navigates the ancient history of sweets, the incredible range and diversity of candies worldwide, the bizarre figures and practices of the confectionery industry, and the connection between food and sex. He goes on to explore the role of sweets in myth and folklore and, finally, offers a personal philosophy of continual sweet-eating based on the writings of Epicurus.

A delicious blend of anecdote, history, and investigative reporting, Sweets is the perfect gift for anyone who loves candy.

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