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By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

In Near 1000 Tables, acclaimed nutrition historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells the interesting tale of meals as cultural in addition to culinary heritage -- a window at the background of mankind.
during this "appetizingly provocative" (Los Angeles Times) publication, he publications readers in the course of the 8 nice revolutions on the earth heritage of meals: the origins of cooking, which set humankind on a direction except different species; the ritualization of consuming, which introduced magic and that means into people's courting with what they ate; the inception of herding and the discovery of agriculture, might be the 2 maximum revolutions of all; the increase of inequality, which resulted in the advance of haute food; the long-range alternate in foodstuff which, essentially on my own, broke down cultural boundaries; the ecological exchanges, which revolutionized the worldwide distribution of crops and farm animals; and, eventually, the industrialization and globalization of heavily produced foodstuff.
From prehistoric snail "herding" to Roman banquets to important Macs to genetically changed tomatoes, Near one thousand Tables is a full-course meal of striking narrative, very good perception, and interesting explorations that may fulfill the hungriest of readers.

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Record define hide Copyright web page desk of Contents Preface 1 the discovery of Cooking – the 1st Revolution the reworking fireplace First nutrients applied sciences The Eroding Waves 2 The which means of consuming – meals as ceremony and Magic The common sense of Cannibalism Sacred and Profane nutrition healing nutrition Magic Dietetic Sorcery The Dietetics of Abundance three Breeding to consume – The Herding Revolution: From "Collecting" foodstuff to "Producing" It the leading edge of Snails to reproduce or to not Breed? The Herding intuition The Seaborne Hunt four The suitable for eating Earth – handling plants for nutrition Foraging and Farming the good Grasses the area Conqueror tremendous Tubers, Roots that Rule five meals and Rank – Inequality and the increase of Haute delicacies The luck of extra the increase of Gastronomy The Embourgeoisement of Courtly Cooking Cross-Class Transfers Courts with out food?

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