A Curious History of Food and Drink

A Curious History of Food and Drink

Hardback320pp Illustrated

9781623658250     Product Code: 225139


Ian Crofton's chronology of food and drink begins 1.9 million years ago, the point at which research suggests humans started cooking food, and goes on to describe foodstuffs and eating habits, from the Assyrians' use of liquorice and the fermented fish guts that so delighted the Romans to exploding watermelons (the result of overuse of chemicals) in 21st-century China. Crofton also records history's most notable banquets; the origins of dishes such as Sachertorte and sandwiches; and quotations from great gastronomes.

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