Moveable Feasts by Admin Online

Moveable Feasts
Title : Moveable Feasts
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ISBN : 9780275989316
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 194

Food has functioned both as a source of continuity and as a subject of adaptation in the course of human history. Onions have been a staple of the European diet since the Paleolithic era, while the orange is once again being cultivated in great quantities in Southern China, where it was originally cultivated. Other foods--such as the apple and pear in Central Asia, the tomFood has functioned both as a source of continuity and as a subject of adaptation in the course of human history. Onions have been a staple of the European diet since the Paleolithic era, while the orange is once again being cultivated in great quantities in Southern China, where it was originally cultivated. Other foods--such as the apple and pear in Central Asia, the tomato in Mexico, the chili pepper in South America, and rice in South Asia--remain staples of their original regions and of the world diet today.Still other items are now grown in places that would have seemed impossible in the past-bananas in geotherm


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Moveable Feasts Reviews

  • Kim

    This ethnobotanist's delight contains recipes for Panellets (Catalan almond & pine nut cakes) and Orange Omelet for Harlots and Ruffians (a recipe dating from about 1430 found in a cookbook by Johannes Bockenheim, a German who worked in Rome as a cook for Pope Martin V.)

  • Carly

    I find the history of food and its origins absolutely fascinating. So informative, yet still funny, engaging, and readable.