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Avocado A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789142037, Reaktion Books, April 2020
152 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
The avocado is the iconic food of the twenty-first century. It has gone from a little-known regional food to a social media darling in less than a hundred years. This is an astounding trajectory for a fruit that isn't sweet, becomes bitter when it is...
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Beans A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789142044, Reaktion Books, April 2020
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 52 illus., 47 in colour
Beans are considered a basic staple in most kitchen cupboards, yet these humble foodstuffs have a very long history: there is evidence that beans have been eaten for 9,000 years. Whether dried, frozen or canned, beans have substantial nutritional and...
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Eating the Empire Food and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain
ISBN: HB: 9781789142075, Reaktion Books, March 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 85 illus.
When students gathered in a London coffeehouse and smoked tobacco, Yorkshire women sipped sugar-infused tea or a Glasgow family ate a bowl of Indian curry, were they aware of the mechanisms of imperial rule and trade that made such goods readily avai...
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Food Adulteration and Food Fraud
ISBN: PB: 9781789141948, Reaktion Books, January 2020
176 pp., 20x12 cm
What do we really know about the food we eat? A firestorm of recent food-fraud cases – from the honey-laundering scandal in the USA, to the forty-year-old frozen "zombie" meat smuggled into China, to horsemeat passed off as beef in the UK – suggests...
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Delicioso A History of Food in Spain
ISBN: HB: 9781789141375, Reaktion Books, October 2019
344 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
Spanish cuisine is a melting-pot of cultures, flavours and ingredients: Greek and Roman, Jewish, Moorish and Middle Eastern. It has been enriched by its climate, geology and spectacular topography, which have encouraged a variety of regional food tra...
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Strong, Sweet and Dry A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira and Marsala
ISBN: HB: 9781789141528, Reaktion Books, October 2019
240 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 130 illus., 80 in colour
Today fortified wines are enjoying a renaissance, rediscovered by discerning imbibers and modern mixologists all over the world. Once extremely popular drinks savoured before or after dinner, fortified wines – such as sherry, port and Madeira – fell...
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Mustard A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789141436, Reaktion Books, September 2019
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
Whether grainy or smooth, spicy or sweet, Dijon, American or English, mustard accompanies our food and flavours our life around the globe. It has been a source of pleasure, health and myth from ancient times to the present day, its tiny seed a symbol...
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Dining Out A Global History of Restaurants
ISBN: HB: 9781789140576, Reaktion Books, June 2019
304 pp., 25x19 cm, 158 illus., 80 in colour
A global history of restaurants beyond white tablecloths and maitre d's, this book presents restaurants as businesses as well as venues for a range of human experiences. From banquets in tenth-century China to the medicinal roots of French restaurant...
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Feast for the Eyes Edible Art from Apple to Zucchini
ISBN: HB: 9781789140637, Reaktion Books, June 2019
144 pp., 22x16 cm, 100 colour illus.
Savour a taste of the edible alphabet, from A to Z. Throughout history, visual and performance artists have rendered their visions within the whimsical medium of food. In Carolyn Tillie's Savour a taste of the edible alphabet, from A to Z. Throughout...
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Tomato A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140835, Reaktion Books, May 2019
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
In the history of food, the tomato is a relative newcomer, but it would now be impossible to imagine the food cultures of many nations without it. The journey taken by the tomato from its ancestral home in the southern Americas to Europe and back is...
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