World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization

World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

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Overview

This multicultural and interdisciplinary reference brings a fresh social and cultural perspective to the global history of food, foodstuffs, and cultural exchange from the age of discovery to contemporary times. Comprehensive in scope, this two-volume encyclopedia covers agriculture and industry, food preparation and regional cuisines, science and technology, nutrition and health, and trade and commerce, as well as key contemporary issues such as famine relief, farm subsidies, food safety, and the organic movement. Articles also include specific foodstuffs such as chocolate, potatoes, and tomatoes; topics such as Mediterranean diet and the Spice Route; and pivotal figures such as Marco Polo, Columbus, and Catherine de' Medici. Special features include: dozens of recipes representing different historic periods and cuisines of the world; listing of herbal foods and uses; and a chronology of key events/people in food history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765682789
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/15/2012
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Mary Ellen Snodgrass has written and edited over thirty books on literature and culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction. A-Z Entries. Chronologies. Glossary. Appendix. Master Bibliography.

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