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Cooking in Ancient Civilizations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Cooking in Ancient Civilizations

Examines cooking as an integral part of Acient civilizations.

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 736

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

Offering a panoramic view of the history and culture of food and drink in America with fascinating entries on everything from the smell of asparagus to the history of White Castle, and the origin of Bloody Marys to jambalaya, the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink provides a concise, authoritative, and exuberant look at this modern American obsession. Ideal for the food scholar and food enthusiast alike, it is equally appetizing for anyone fascinated by Americana, capturing our culture and history through what we love most--food! Building on the highly praised and deliciously browseable two-volume compendium the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, this new work serves ...

Savoring Gotham
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 760

Savoring Gotham

When it comes to food, there has never been another city quite like New York. The Big Apple--a telling nickname--is the city of 50,000 eateries, of fish wriggling in Chinatown baskets, huge pastrami sandwiches on rye, fizzy egg creams, and frosted black and whites. It is home to possibly the densest concentration of ethnic and regional food establishments in the world, from German and Jewish delis to Greek diners, Brazilian steakhouses, Puerto Rican and Dominican bodegas, halal food carts, Irish pubs, Little Italy, and two Koreatowns (Flushing and Manhattan). This is the city where, if you choose to have Thai for dinner, you might also choose exactly which region of Thailand you wish to dine...

The Fat of the Land
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 313

The Fat of the Land

Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cooking for the year 2002. The subject is The Fat of the Land.

Food and Language
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 390

Food and Language

Essays on food and language from the Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cooking 2009.

The Oldest Cuisine in the World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 134

The Oldest Cuisine in the World

In this intriguing blend of the commonplace and the ancient, Jean Bottéro presents the first extensive look at the delectable secrets of Mesopotamia. Bottéro’s broad perspective takes us inside the religious rites, everyday rituals, attitudes and taboos, and even the detailed preparation techniques involving food and drink in Mesopotamian high culture during the second and third millennia BCE, as the Mesopotamians recorded them. Offering everything from translated recipes for pigeon and gazelle stews, the contents of medicinal teas and broths, and the origins of ingredients native to the region, this book reveals the cuisine of one of history’s most fascinating societies. Links to the modern world, along with incredible recreations of a rich, ancient culture through its cuisine, make Bottéro’s guide an entertaining and mesmerizing read.

Milk-- Beyond the Dairy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Milk-- Beyond the Dairy

The subject this year revolves around milk and milk products, their uses in food and cookery through the ages and, as important, their substitutes. This broad definition gives rise to a very wide range of essays and studies. including: The hierarchy of milk in the Renaissance and Marsilio Ficino on the rewards of old age.

Vegetables
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 237

Vegetables

Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cooking 2008 on the subject of Vegetables.

Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 321

Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food

Essays cover the history of junk foods and convenience foods, along with information on health, diet, and current controversies surrounding the consumption of this type of food.

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 416

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England

Presents an illustrated field guide to the plants, wildlife, night sky, and natural environments of New England.