Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat

Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat Author Bee Wilson
ISBN-10 0465056970
ISBN-13 9780465056972
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Basic Books
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Since prehistory humans have braved sharp knives fire and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something deliciousor at least edible Tools shape what we eat but they have also transformed how we consume and how we think about our food In Consider the Fork award winning food writer Bee Wilson provides a wonderful and witty tour of the evolution of cooking around the world revealing the hidden history of everyday objects we often take for granted Technology in the kitchen does not just mean the Pacojets and sous vide of the modernist kitchen but also the humbler tools of everyday cooking and eating a wooden spoon and a skillet chopsticks and forks Blending history science and anthropology Wilson reveals how our culinary tools and tricks came to be and how their influence has shaped modern food culture The story of how we have tamed fire and ice and wielded whisks spoons and graters all for the sake of putting food in our mouths Consider the Fork is truly a book to savor

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Consider the Fork

Consider the Fork Author Bee Wilson
ISBN-10 9780141960852
Release 2012-10-25
Pages 416