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The Cambridge World History of Food 2 Volume Boxed Set

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An undertaking without parallel or precedent, this monumental two-volume work encapsulates much of what is known of the history of food and nutrition throughout the span of human life on earth. It constitutes a vast and essential chapter in the history of human health and culture. Ranging from the eating habits of our prehistoric ancestors to food-related policy issues we face today, this work covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated; their nutritional makeup and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography. It offers a geographical perspective on the history and culture of food and drink and takes up subjects from food fads, prejudices, and taboos to questions of food toxins, additives, labeling, and entitlements. It culminates in a dictionary that identifies and sketches out brief histories of plant foods mentioned in the text--over 1,000 in all--and additionally supplies thousands of common names and synonyms for those foods. The essays in this volume are the work of 220 experts in fifteen countries, in fields from agronomy to zoology. Every chapter is accompanied by bibliographical references. The volumes are organized in the following sections: 1. A determination of what our Paleolithic ancestors ate during their stay on the planet (over 99 percent of the time humankind has lived on earth). 6 chapters 2. An extensive treatment of the domestication and development of each of humankind's staple foods. 60 chapters 3. The history of our dietary liquids from beer through soft drinks to water. 13 chapters 4. Studies on the discovery of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and the essential fatty acids along with a look at what they do for us. 37 chapters 5. A history of food and drink for all of the countries in the world. In addition there is a chapter on culinary history. 23 chapters 6. Historical issues involving human health, such as nutrition and mortality decline, height and nutrition, infection and nutrition. 18 chapters 7. Contemporary food-related policy issues are treated in this penultimate section of the work. Examples include chapters on food labeling, food biotechnology and the RDAs. 13 chapters 8. The last section of the work is a food-plant dictionary with over 1,000 entries that emphasize history and usage. The dictionary also includes over 4,000 synonyms for the names of plant food. Here readers well-informed about potatoes or asparagus can learn about lesser-known or strictly regional foods such as ackee or zamia and--among the thousands of synonyms provided--can discover that an aubergine is an eggplant, that "swedes" are rutabagas, and that "bulgar" comes from bulghur, which means "bruised grain."

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"In addition to looking at the relationship between what we eat today and what humans ate millions of years ago, Kiple and Ornelas explore every type of food and food supplement, the cultural history of food, opposing views of vegetarianism, and related contemporary policy issues such as the argument over food labeling. With information that is up-to-date, a format that is easy to use and a fresh, engaging approach to their subject, Kiple and Ornelas have prepared a magnificent resource." Publishers Weekly

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"Bringing together contributions from 224 experts writing on the "full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated," editors Kiple (Bowling Green State Univ.) and Ornelas have created an outstanding new reference source....The Cambridge World History of Food is a remarkable work of scholarship and is highly recommended." Library Journal

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"In a word: Wow.... From the eating habits of early ancestors to food fads to the greatest movie food scene ever filmed (look it up!), The World History of Food is part fascinating reading, part essential reference tool. What's not in here doesn't exist. Shawn Sell, USA Today

Review:

"An essential addition to the library of any serious chef, culinary educator, or devotee of fine cuisine." Cuisine

Synopsis:

Billed as the most comprehensive reference book on food ever published, this two-volume boxed set contains 4,000 entries and 170 essays, representing the work of 224 contributors from 15 countries. per volume.

Synopsis:

Billed as the most comprehensive reference book on food ever published, this two-volume boxed set contains 4,000 entries and 170 essays, representing the work of 224 contributors from 15 countries. per volume.

Synopsis:

This title is a two-volume work detailing the history of food and nutrition throughout human existence.

Synopsis:

An undertaking without parallel or precedent, this monumental two-volume work encapsulates the history of food and nutrition throughout the span of human life on earth. From the eating habits of our prehistoric ancestors to food-related policy issues of today, this work covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated; their nutritional makeup and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography. The work culminates in a dictionary that identifies and sketches brief histories of over 1,000 plant foods mentioned in the text.

Synopsis:

Monumental two-volume work detailing the history of food and nutrition throughout human existence.

Table of Contents

Part I. Determining What Our Ancestors Ate; Part II. Staple Foods; Part III. Dietary Liquids; Part IV. The Nutrients - Deficiencies and Surfeits; Part V. Food and drink around the world; Part VI. History, Nutrition, and Health; Part VII. Contemporary Food-Related Policy Issues; Part VIII. A Dictionary of the World's Plant Foods.

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This book is so outstanding, its in a class of its own. It is very interesting what this book is about! They both worked, the authors, Kenneth and Kriemhild Ornelas, worked so very hard, a lot of research, and hard work has made this book so very interesting! I am so proud of my Parents! It took 10 years to do this book. Again, please check out this book, its amazing!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521402163
Editor:
Ornelas, Kriemhild Conee
Editor:
Kiple, Kenneth F.
Editor:
Ornelas, Kriemhild Conee
Editor:
Kiple, Kenneth F.
Author:
Ornelas, Kriemhild Conee
Author:
Kriemhild Cone
Author:
Ornelas
Author:
Kiple, Kenneth F.
Author:
E
Author:
Ornelas, Kriemhild Cone
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Food
Subject:
Forests & Forestry
Subject:
Food -- History.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Historical Food and Cooking
Edition Description:
2 volumes
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
SET HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1958
Dimensions:
10.87x8.71x5.75 in. 1.19 lbs.

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"Review" by , "In addition to looking at the relationship between what we eat today and what humans ate millions of years ago, Kiple and Ornelas explore every type of food and food supplement, the cultural history of food, opposing views of vegetarianism, and related contemporary policy issues such as the argument over food labeling. With information that is up-to-date, a format that is easy to use and a fresh, engaging approach to their subject, Kiple and Ornelas have prepared a magnificent resource."
"Review" by , "Bringing together contributions from 224 experts writing on the "full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated," editors Kiple (Bowling Green State Univ.) and Ornelas have created an outstanding new reference source....The Cambridge World History of Food is a remarkable work of scholarship and is highly recommended."
"Review" by , "In a word: Wow.... From the eating habits of early ancestors to food fads to the greatest movie food scene ever filmed (look it up!), The World History of Food is part fascinating reading, part essential reference tool. What's not in here doesn't exist.
"Review" by , "An essential addition to the library of any serious chef, culinary educator, or devotee of fine cuisine."
"Synopsis" by , Billed as the most comprehensive reference book on food ever published, this two-volume boxed set contains 4,000 entries and 170 essays, representing the work of 224 contributors from 15 countries. per volume.
"Synopsis" by , Billed as the most comprehensive reference book on food ever published, this two-volume boxed set contains 4,000 entries and 170 essays, representing the work of 224 contributors from 15 countries. per volume.
"Synopsis" by , This title is a two-volume work detailing the history of food and nutrition throughout human existence.
"Synopsis" by , An undertaking without parallel or precedent, this monumental two-volume work encapsulates the history of food and nutrition throughout the span of human life on earth. From the eating habits of our prehistoric ancestors to food-related policy issues of today, this work covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated; their nutritional makeup and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography. The work culminates in a dictionary that identifies and sketches brief histories of over 1,000 plant foods mentioned in the text.
"Synopsis" by , Monumental two-volume work detailing the history of food and nutrition throughout human existence.
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