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Description - Food by Paul Freedman

This book is the first to apply the discoveries of the new generation of food historians worldwide to the unashamedly romantic appeal of the subject: to the culinary accomplishments of diverse civilizations, past and present, and to the pleasures of dining. The result is truly a history of taste: our most elevated, elegant and pleasurable thoughts about food - ingredients, preparation, presentation - since prehistory. From beginning to end this is an enthralling and richly illustrated story of one of the most vital clues not just to what keeps us alive, but to what makes us feel alive.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500251355
ISBN-10: 0500251355
Format: Hardback
(255mm x 200mm x mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Freedman

Paul Freedman is Professor of History at Yale and a former Chairman of the Department of History there. Among his previous books is Images of the Medieval Peasant.

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