Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat (CD-Audio)

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Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious—or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and hi...

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Bee Wilson is a food writer, historian, and author of three books, including Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee and The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us.

An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, Alison Larkin is a classically trained actress who has appeared on Broadway with the Royal National Theater and Off-Broadway with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her bestselling novel The English American made the top ten list of best author audiobook narrations of all time.
Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious—or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson traces the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools, revealing the startling history of objects we often take for granted. Charting the evolution of technologies from the knife and fork to the gas range and the sous-vide cooker, Wilson offers unprecedented insights into how we've prepared and consumed food over the centuries—and how those basic acts have changed our societies, our diets, and our very selves.

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ISBN 9781452609577
Genre HISTORY / Civilization
Format CD-Audio
Publisher Date 2012-10-09 00:00:00.0
Publisher Tantor Media Inc
Copyright Year 2012
Height 6.5 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 0.55 lb
Language English
Subtitle A History of How We Cook and Eat
Volume Number 9
Edition Detail Unabridged
Audience General/trade
Authors Wilson, Bee

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