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By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

In Near 1000 Tables, acclaimed foodstuff historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells the interesting tale of foodstuff as cultural in addition to culinary heritage -- a window at the background of mankind.
during this "appetizingly provocative" (Los Angeles Times) booklet, he courses readers in the course of the 8 nice revolutions on the earth historical past of nutrients: the origins of cooking, which set humankind on a path except different species; the ritualization of consuming, which introduced magic and which means into people's dating with what they ate; the inception of herding and the discovery of agriculture, might be the 2 maximum revolutions of all; the increase of inequality, which resulted in the advance of haute delicacies; the long-range alternate in nutrients which, virtually by myself, broke down cultural obstacles; the ecological exchanges, which revolutionized the worldwide distribution of vegetation and farm animals; and, ultimately, the industrialization and globalization of heavily produced nutrients.
From prehistoric snail "herding" to Roman banquets to important Macs to genetically changed tomatoes, Near one thousand Tables is a full-course meal of striking narrative, superb perception, and interesting explorations that might fulfill the hungriest of readers.

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