History of Food has ratings and 32 reviews. Jim said: This is pretty much required reading for anyone with a serious interest in comprehensive food h. The story of cuisine and the social history of eating is a fascinating one, and Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat covers all its aspects in this definitive history. Covers. The story of cuisine and the social history of eating is afascinating one, and Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat covers all itsaspects in this classic.

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History of Food

Published September 28th by Wiley-Blackwell first published Not comprehensive and obviously Francophile, but contains many fascinating nooks and crannies, particularly for Francophiles. A History of Food Blackwell Reference. The Symbolism of Tea. This is already frustrating when trying to track down some of her sources; it is all the worst when she passes on erroneous information.

Jan 21, S. A great reference to have on your shelf; not so much a great thing to check out from the library.


A History of Food – Maguelonne Toussaint Samat – Google Books

The Hows toussaint-smat Whys of Quality. The Technique of BreadMaking. Table The Nutritional Values of Fish. Rice in the East. The Symbolism of Fish.

Nutritional Facts and Figures. It’s a bit French-centric, and the section on spices is weak and wrong in a few spots. The Symbolism of the Pig.

I wanted to find information about French food from medieval through s, and there’s quite a bit about that in here. This wide-ranging and comprehensive reference history covers in one volume the history of foodstuffs, the story of cuisine and the social history of eating. The story of cuisine and the social history of eating is afascinating one, and Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat covers all itsaspects in this classic history.

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Many people I know use it as a reference book but I couldn’t put it down and read it cover-to-cover. A history of food Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat Snippet view – Some things in here are just Ramblings of a French woman presented as a global “history” despite lacking consistent scientific and historical citations. This is a thorough and detailed reference book on the history of foods and food uses. The History of Foie Gras. The Technique of Winning Salt.


It is sometimes a little dry, but still pretty engaging. Recommended for larger public and academic libraries. Bees and honey are examined and discussed, as are pulses, soya, fungi, cereals and the sources of vegetable oils. Aug 12, Scheherazade Toussaint-sammat.

For example, she mentions that one of the first letters of the alphabet is after oil or olive cna’t remember. A Whos Who of Sea Fish.

A History of Food – Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat – Google Books

The History of Grain Spirits. The Symbolism of Rice. Domestic animals, vegetable and fruit farming, fish farming and other human initiatives are compared with the economic markets they serve, and the dietary effects hisfory have.

The Symbolism of Wheat.